'Tough decisions' back passage of Minnesota House tax plan
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: The House tax plan raises a lot of money.
"It's a large increase, but it has to happen," said Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth. "Somebody has to step up to the plate, be a leader and make the tough decisions, and that's what we're here to do."
House members voted 69-64 Wednesday to approve a tax bill that Democrats say will fund key investments and Republicans say will hit everyone hard.