Revenue Commissioner Frans on the road looking for tax fairness ideas

Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans is heading back out on the road for a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota next week to get input from citizens about tax fairness.

It’s part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s “Tax Reform for a Better Minnesota” initiative.

It’s no secret that Dayton’s idea of fairer taxation involves higher taxes on high earners. The Republican-led Legislature, though, has stifled his efforts the past two years. The administration, though, is preparing for next session when they hope the DFL will have regained control of the Legislature after the November election.

The mission for Frans: talk about the tax system and collect suggestions on how to make it better.

The governor says he’ll use those suggestion to draft a tax reform proposal this fall and present it to the 2013 Legislature.

Coming tax reform town hall meetings are:

  • July 16, 1 p.m., Ely City Hall
  • July 17, 9:30 a.m., Mountain Iron Community Center
  • July 18, 9 a.m., Grand Rapids Administrative Services Building
  • July 18, 2 p.m., Bemidji City Council Chambers
  • July 19, 10 a.m., Thief River Falls Council Chambers
  • July 20, 2 p.m., Alexandria City Hall.

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