The Minnesota Senate passed a tax bill late Monday that raises $1.8 billion in new revenue, expands the state's sales tax and gives $455 million to the Mayo Clinic. But the passage didn't come as easy as DFL leaders had expected. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the bill was initially defeated, 32-34, after which the DFLers hauled everybody in the back room for a bit. When they came out, two of them had changed their votes and it passed.
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Mark Reilly