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Governor Mark Dayton is blaming Senate Republicans for failure to pass a tax bill that would provide relief to thousands of Minnesotans.

Dayton says the GOP has refused to suspend rules to give the bill prompt consideration on the floor. Republican Minority Leader David Hann says majority party Democrats waited until the last minute.

Republican Senator Jeremy Miller of Winona say they deserved more time to review the bill.

Miller says the bill contains many new provisions that go beyond federal conformity and repealing business to business taxes. He says he just doesn't agree with the concept of passing bills before reading them.

Dayton was ready to sign legislation Thursday if it cleared both the Senate and House. He says the delay misses a deadline and will require many people to file amended returns to get tax cuts if the bill eventually passes.

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