Legislature Passes Tax Bill, Headed for Veto 17 May 18

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill syncing Minnesota’s tax code to drastic federal changes is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton for a promised veto.

The measure cleared the Senate Wednesday on 34-33, with all Democrats voting against it. The House passed that bill Tuesday.

Matching state and federal tax codes has been a marquee item this session. Failure to do so could lead to complications for tax filers and inadvertent tax increases.

Dayton said Wednesday he would veto the bill unless lawmakers provide $138 million for public schools facing budget shortfalls. The impending veto leaves lawmakers with only a few days to strike a deal.