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Squeeze on uncollected taxes debated

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ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota legislators see uncollected taxes as low-hanging budget fruit, but the state's top revenue official said much of what they are envisioning is a mirage.

Revenue Commissioner Ward Einess said he and others caution lawmakers not to set goals too high when deciding to clamp down on uncollected taxes. On Monday, his Republican boss, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, vetoed a large bill containing the provision.

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