Minnesota Senate Republicans bring their tax bill to a floor vote today (930am start), but it only sets the stage for the big-budget battle with Democrats in the Minnesota House:

Senate Republicans’ bill has tax relief for COVID-stricken businesses and some individuals, but the big difference is that G-O-P leaders have said, absolutely no tax increases when the state has a billion-dollar-plus budget surplus and billions more coming in from the federal government. The bill House Democrats narrowly passed last week would increase income taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans and largest corporations, to give tax breaks to low- and middle-income Minnesotans and make what D-F-Lers term investments for the state’s economic future. The tax-spend debate is key to how the state budget turns out — lawmakers hope by the May 17th deadline