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Sen. Julie Rosen of Fairmont, who was elected co-chair of the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities, watches as Duluth Sen. Roger Reinert talks at the first meeting Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The other co-chair is Sen. Bobby Joe Champion of Minneapolis. (Forum News service photo by Danielle Killey)

House DFL calls for increasing property tax refunds for 1 million

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ST. PAUL — Almost 1 million Minnesotans would receive larger property tax refunds, or their first refunds, under a House Democratic proposal.

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Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, said the House plan would establish the homestead credit refund, spending $250 million to replace existing homeowner tax refunds and expand a renters’ refund. More than 300,000 homeowners would get bigger refunds; that is 75 percent of those who file for refunds.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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