Senate Dayton tax plan defeat called theater
ST. PAUL -- The Republican-controlled Senate voted 63-1 Thursday against Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to raise taxes on Minnesota's richest residents, but Dayton and other Democrats called the debate meaningless theater.
"I'm glad people are having fun," Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said sarcastically. "I hope some of your relatives are watching."
Only Sen. Dave Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm, voted for the Dayton taxes.