The Daily Digest: Tax deal in the works?

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In Minnesota

With two weeks remaining in the 2015 session, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is signaling a willingness to compromise with House Republicans on a tax bill. (MPR News)

Dayton is threatening to veto a budget bill if it includes a repeal of the state’s political contribution and public subsidy program. (MPR News)

Republicans are denying that an outside group coordinated with the House GOP to plan a vote on the gas tax timed with mailers that criticized DFL lawmakers for their position on the tax. (Star Tribune)

The DFL-controlled Minnesota Senate passed a bill that cuts taxes for businesses that hire veterans, reduces business property taxes, and directs more state aid to cities and counties. (MPR News)

Lawmakers rebuffed efforts to scrap tax breaks for the Super Bowl. (Pioneer Press)

Minnesota school administrators say they’ll cut teachers and programs over the next two years if lawmakers don’t set aside more money for education funding. (MPR News)

The Minnesota House overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp. (Star Tribune)

MNsure’s chief executive, Scott Leitz, is quitting the health insurance exchange to take another job in health care policy. (MPR News)

Lawmakers are thinking about scrapping Minnesota’s program to entice film and TV producers to the state. (MinnPost)

National Politics

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are your latest GOP presidential candidates. In case you were wondering, there are currently six declared Republican candidates and two Democratic candidates plus all of the undeclared ones. (New York Times)

House Speaker John Boehner says there’s a crisis in relations between the police and the black community. (Politico)

Amid the unrest in Baltimore and elsewhere, President Obama has found a bolder voice on racial issues. (New York Times)