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GOP Rallies on Warehousing Tax

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Aug 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota governor are one-upping each other in calls to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services.

Senator Dave Thompson and Representative Kurt Zellers have latched onto the issue and are pressing Republican colleagues to stand firm about getting the tax repeal on a special session agenda. They're among four declared Republican challengers to Democratic Governor Mark Dayton.

Thompson held a news conference Thursday to argue that the yet-effective tax is dampening business investment. Zellers has sounded off in press releases and urged people to sign an online petition.

The tax on businesses that rent warehousing space kicks in next April. Dayton says he supports repealing it next year once a source for expected revenue loss is identified.

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