ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Gov. Mark Dayton is abandoning part of his bid to broaden the state sales tax.
Dayton had previously proposed expanding the state sales tax to service transactions, now he says that's off the table.
Dayton made the announcement Friday morning. He said the proposal would have raised $2 billion in revenue, but he's learned it was divisive and unpopular.
State Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, said she and other DFL legislators met with Gov. Dayton Thursday and shared their concerns about the proposed business-to-business tax.
Norton said she has heard from members of the Rochester business community who felt the proposed tax would have a negative impact on their businesses.
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