Taxes

MN Businesses Advertise Against Tax Schemes

They target the governor's grab for residents' money

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A coalition of Minnesota business groups on Wednesday launched statewide campaign-style advertising that's critical of tax increase proposals from Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats.

The group calling itself United For Jobs aired its first television and radio ads. The TV ad focuses criticism on the proposed income tax increase for the highest 2 percent of earners in Minnesota, which Dayton and DFL leaders want to help fund spending boosts on public schools and other programs.