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Lower property taxes? No guarantees

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ST. PAUL -- The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year.

Maybe so, maybe not.

Local government officials are considering what to do with property taxes, including looking at whether they need to increase spending, and taxes, after a decade-long funding drought.

If they decide that government responsibilities such as road work have been neglected too long, officials may raise taxes so delayed work can begin.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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