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To tax or not to tax: That's the big question for legislators this sesson

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ST. PAUL -- Whether Democratic Minnesota senators favor passing a tax increase this year is an unanswered question.

Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller of Minneapolis said on Friday that he agreed with those who say a tax increase will not succeed in light of Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty's strong opposition. But when reporters pushed him for a firm answer, he admitted that under some circumstances a bill raising taxes may come up.

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