Mark Dayton

House GOP lines up tuition tax credit, Social Security help

House Republicans said they want to exempt more Social Security income from the taxes of Minnesota residents, create a credit for student loan payments and reduce property taxes for farmers as part of a $1.35 billion tax relief bill released Wednesday.

The large tax bill shows Republicans eagerness to provide tax relief after several years without a tax bill. The request is the high-end of what Republicans think they may be able to get in negotiations with Gov. Mark Dayton over how to divvy up the state's $1.65 billion surplus.

"In the last two years, it's Minnesotans who haven't been able to appreciate and be part of the prosperity that they have created for our...