Sen Hann Favors Shutdown Over Income Tax increase On Richest 2%

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Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey talks with Sen. David Hann (R- Minnetonka) , chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, about the reform efforts he hopes will make it into a final budget plan and the impact of a government shutdown on health and human services programs.

Asked about a shutdown versus agreeing to Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to raise income taxes on the highest earning 2% of Minnesotans, Hann dodges the question a bit saying there is “new revenue” in the Republican budget. But ultimately he endorses the Republican Party position of favoring a shutdown over allowing the richest Minnesotans to pay a smaller percent of their income in taxes than almost everyone else.

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