ST. PAUL – State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, on Tuesday expressed disappointment with Gov. Mark Dayton's pocket veto of over a half billion dollars in permanent, ongoing middle-class tax relief over the next three years. The bill was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 123-10 vote in the House and 55-12 in the Senate.
"With support from approximately 90 percent of the Legislature, this was the most bipartisan tax bill in decades," Urdahl said. "It is disappointing the governor has dealt a setback to tax relief for Minnesota families, farmers, small-business owners, veterans, college graduates and others. Now we are left urging him to do the right thing by calling a special session so we can pass this bill again and deliver this tax relief for Minnesotans."