The not-yet-defined temporary tax would come on top of an expected permanent increase in tax rates for those deemed wealthy. It's in a framework released Tuesday that sets the House tone for budget discussions.
The plan announced by leadership would also give more schools money for all-day kindergarten programs, beef up a property tax refund program and bolster government-administered business grants. The school IOUS that would be retired were racked up during prior state budget fixes.
DFLer Gene Pelowski, who chairs the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, says he wants to see tuition stabilized at the U of M and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Pelowski is holding meetings this week with the heads of both institutions to discuss tuition.