A group of Republicans and Democrats in the Minnesota Senate are recommending the Senate pass a tax bill that would repeal some business-to-business taxes approved in 2013.
Republican Jeremy Miller of Winona who helped found the "Purple Caucus" said the seven Democrats and seven Republicans met this week for the first time this session.
The bipartisan Purple Caucus, was started during the 2013 Legislative Session by Senators Roger Reinert and Jeremy Miller. The members tend to be newer to the Minnesota Senate, and come from local government backgrounds including county boards, city councils, and school boards.
The caucus gathered several times during the 2013 session and focused on trust and relationship. In 2014, the Purple Caucus will be more actively taking a position on issues before the Minnesota Legislature.
It gets its name by combining red and blue colors representing the two political parties to form purple..........