Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a $300 million package of tax cuts, similar to, but smaller than, a tax bill he vetoed last session.
The proposal announced Thursday is a pared down version of the tax bill he vetoed last spring. But with a projected $1.4 billion budget surplus available, Republicans who now control the House and Senate are looking to cut a lot more.
Dayton says his plan will expand tax credits available to low and middle-income families, make child care more affordable and reduce the property tax burden on farmers. Cities and counties would get a bump in state aid, and college students would get a tax break on tuition.
The bill is about $180 million smaller than the 2016 bill that Dayton vetoed due to a potentially expensive drafting error.