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Solutions sought for border flap: tax reciprocity, not Vikings/Packers

A solution to the latest non-football-related border flap between Minnesota and Wisconsin is being pursued by lawmakers from both states.

They hope to find ways to restore the recently-rescinded tax reciprocity agreement, reports the Duluth News Tribune.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty ended the agreement this year as one of the ways to solve the state’s budget problems. More Wisconsinites work in Minnesota than vice versa, and a 17-month delay in Wisconsin’s payments were costing the state of Minnesota millions of dollars.

The paper says:

Without the deal, those workers will have to file in both states beginning in 2011. Some, but not all, Minnesotans working in Wisconsin could end up paying higher taxes.

A meeting to discuss ways to resolve the issue is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Woodbury.

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