The Minnesota Senate votes today on a tax bill that would erase a projected $627 million budget deficit and pay for spending increases. It also sets the stage for end-of-session negotiations to begin among the Senate, the House and Gov. Mark Dayton.
In addition, a proposed increase in the state's minimum wage is moving closer to a Senate vote this week. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Pugmire who covers the State Capitol.