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The House Property and Local Tax Division has released the first draft of their division report, which will incorporated in the broader omnibus tax bill.
(Published Apr 2, 2013)
On Monday evening, the House Property and Local Tax Division released the chair's initial version of the property tax provisions of the omnibus tax bill. At 4:00 p.m. today, the committee will review the draft and then on Wednesday afternoon, the bill is scheduled to be debated, amendments will likely be offered and the bill will likely be approved and sent to the full committee for inclusion in the omnibus tax bill. The full House Tax Committee will likely release the balance of the omnibus tax bill later in the week or early next week.
The draft division report includes an updated and revised LGA formula that was negotiated by the League of Minnesota Cities and other local government groups, and a $60 million increase in the Local Government Aid (LGA) appropriation for calendar year 2014. The proposed formula includes adjustments for inflation and population growth beginning with the distribution in calendar year 2015. The inflation and population growth adjustments would yield an estimated $13.6 million increase in the appropriation for calendar year 2015 and the 2016 distribution would increase by an additional $14.2 million. The Governor originally proposed a permanent increase of $80 million with no annual adjustments for population growth or inflation.
The draft division report also includes:
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