An agreement that puts equal amounts into tax cuts and new spending is on the table, but negotiators are struggling with the details of the various components. DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman says a tax deal is close that would cut the lowest income tax rate and expand a renter’s tax credit program. The budget surplus agreement also calls for $1 billion in new spending on education, although the distribution plan remains in flux. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Hannah Yang. Music by Gary Meister.
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