Senate Republicans say a nine-billion-dollar budget surplus proves the state overcollected and Minnesotans deserve permanent tax cuts.

House Democrats’ point man, Dilworth Representative Paul Marquart, responds the state can give a little tax relief to everyone including millionaires — like Republicans want…

…”or you can look at it and say, how can we make a real difference in people’s lives, and really move the dial?”

Democrats propose child care tax credits for working families plus property tax cuts which they say will help seniors stay in their homes.  Republicans respond lawmakers shouldn’t pick winners and losers — instead, put more money in Minnesotans’ pockets and let *them* decide how to use it.