Dayton: Tax bill is sticky in session-end talks 01 May 12

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says there are still “significant differences” in a tax policy bill that’s become a linchpin of negotiations to end the legislative session.

Dayton is pushing for a vote on the $1 billion Vikings stadium project, which he says will create jobs. Republicans are using his desire for a stadium to get what they want on tax changes and in borrowing for state construction.

Dayton says he asked Republican leaders to drop their goal of freezing property taxes for business. He says they haven’t responded.

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