House Tax bill squeaks by

The Minnesota House passed a tax bill that increases taxes $1.5 billion by the narrowest of margins. DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina of Virginia had to orally switch his vote in order for the House to get the needed 68 votes to pass the bill. 18 DFLers joined every Republican to vote against the bill. Here’s the roll call:

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Anzelc (Balsam Twp); Atkins (Inver Grove Heights); Bigham (Cottage Grove); Bly (Northfield); Brown (Moscow Twp); Brynaert (Mankato); Carlson (Crystal); Champion (Minneapolis); Clark (Minneapolis); Davnie (Minneapolis); Dill (Crane Lake); Eken (Twin Valley); Falk (Murdock); Faust (Hinckley); Fritz (Faribault); Greiling (Roseville); Hansen (South St. Paul); Hausman (St. Paul); Haws (St. Cloud); Hayden (Minneapolis); Hilstrom (Brooklyn Center); Hilty (Finlayson); Hornstein (Minneapolis); Hortman (Brooklyn Park); Hosch (St. Joseph); Huntley (Duluth); Johnson (St. Paul); Juhnke (Willmar); Kahn (Minneapolis); Kalin (North Branch); Kelliher (Minneapolis); Knuth (New Brighton); Koenen (Clara City); Laine (Columbia Heights); Lenczewski (Bloomington); Liebling (Rochester); Lieder (Crookston); Lillie (North St. Paul); Loeffler (Minneapolis); Mahoney (St. Paul); Mariani (St. Paul); Marquart (Dilworth); Morrow (St. Peter); Mullery (Minneapolis); Murphy, E. (St. Paul); Murphy, M. (Hermantown); Nelson (Brooklyn Park); Newton (Coon Rapids); Norton (Rochester); Olin (Thief River Falls); Paymar (St. Paul); Persell (Bemidji); Peterson (New Hope); Reinert (Duluth); Rukavina (Virginia); Sailer (Park Rapids); Sertich (Chisholm); Simon (St. Louis Park); Slawik (Maplewood); Slocum (Richfield); Solberg (Grand Rapids); Thao (St. Paul); Thissen (Minneapolis); Tillberry (Fridley); Wagenius (Minneapolis); Ward (Brainerd); Welti (Plainview); Winkler (Golden Valley);

DEMOCRATS VOTING NO

Benson (Minnetonka); Bunn (Lake Elmo); Dittrich (Champlin); Doty (Royalton); Gardner (Shoreview); Jackson (Milaca); Kath (Owatonna); Masin (Eagan); Morgan (Burnsville); Obermueller (Eagan); Otremba (Long Prairie); Pelowski (Winona); Poppe (Austin); Rosenthal (Edina); Ruud (Minnetonka); Scalze (Little Canada); Sterner (Rosemount); Swails (Woodbury);

DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING

Lesch (St. Paul);

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO

Abeler (Anoka); Anderson, B. (Buffalo Twp); Anderson, P. (Starbuck); Anderson, S. (Plymouth); Beard (Shakopee); Brod (New Prague); Buesgens (Jordan); Cornish (Good Thunder); Davids (Preston); Dean (Dellwood); Demmer (Hayfield); Dettmer (Forest Lake); Doepke (Orono); Downey (Edina); Drazkowski (Wabasha); Eastlund (Isanti); Emmer (Delano); Garofalo (Farmington); Gottwalt (St. Cloud); Gunther (Fairmont); Hackbarth (Cedar); Hamilton (Mountain Lake); Holberg (Lakeville); Hoppe (Chaska); Howes (Walker); Kelly (Red Wing); Kiffmeyer (Big Lake); Kohls (Victoria); Lanning (Moorhead); Loon (Eden Prairie); Mack (Apple Valley); Magnus (Slayton); McFarlane (White Bear Lake); McNamara (Hastings); Murdock (Ottertail); Nornes (Fergus Falls); Peppin (Rogers); Sanders (Blaine); Scott (Andover); Seifert (Marshall); Severson (Sauk Rapids); Shimanski (Silver Lake); Smith (Mound); Torkelson (Nelson Twp); Urdahl (Grove City); Westrom (Elbow Lake); Zellers (Maple Grove);

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  • Sharon

    Excellent post. Thank you.