The Senate Tax Committee, which includes local Sen. John Howe, has started looking at the issue of tax expenditures. These are the deductions and credits given to individuals and businesses. Some in the Republican caucus argue that elimination of a tax expenditure is a tax increase which they won’t support. But there is support to look at these items to see if they are having the intended effect, and to look at overall fairness.
Here is a report from the MN Dept. of Revenue outlining the issues.
Sen. Howe can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org