Minnesota Senate passes Northland Senator’s $1 Billion Child Care Tax Credit
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL—Hermantown) voted yes on the Senate Tax bill late Tuesday evening, which includes $4 billion in tax cuts — the largest tax cut in state history.
“I’m proud to say that I voted for the largest tax cut in state history today,” said Senator Hauschild. “This bill includes so many items that I pushed for this session: My child care tax credit, local government aid and county program aid that will reduce property tax burdens, $325 million to improve public safety, and eliminating Social Security taxes for 76% of Minnesota’s seniors. During the floor debate, I voted in favor of an amendment to fully repeal the tax on Social Security tax for all seniors. While that amendment was not added to the Senate Tax bill, I will keep pushing to make sure that the progress we’ve made on removing the Social Security tax is included in the final bill following negotiations with the House of Representatives.”
The Senate Taxes bill passed on a vote of 34-33. Watch Senator Hauschild’s comments about the Social Security tax elimination amendment here, watch his closing comments here, and watch the full debate here.
The Senate is expected to enter into conference committee negotiations with the House of Representatives to craft a final tax bill which must pass in both the House and Senate.
Photo courtesy of Senate Media. Description: Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL—Hermantown, right) speaks with Senator Nick Frentz (DFL—Mankato, left) on the Senate floor.