06/18/13 - 6:02pm
Promises made, promises kept
The 2013 legislative session was a great success for Minnesotans. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators balanced the state budget without shifts or gimmicks, extended free all-day kindergarten to all children in Minnesota and provided property tax relief.
To meet these goals, the income tax was increased on the state’s top 2 percent of earners, 54,000 Minnesotans who make an average of $617,000 a year. This will impact 0.85 percent of taxpayers in Cass County and 0.8 1 percent in Crow Wing County.