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Senate vote on tax cut bill expected Friday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Governor Mark Dayton has been pushing to get a tax cut bill passed as soon as possible so that nearly 300,000 Minnesotans can claim new exemptions and deductions on the taxes they're filing this year, but now the vote is delayed at least one day.

The Minnesota Senate Democrats could not get support from Republicans to speed up consideration of the bill.

We spoke with senator Carla Nelson who says the hold up is coming from the Republican end because the bill only just came out of the tax committee this morning and Republican law makers want 24 hours to review it.

"Because of the past tax session where things were kind of stuck in the bill that nobody knew about, there's a little bit of apprehension on the part of legislators, and they want to make sure that they have time to look at the bill, read the bill, make sure there's no secret little poison pills or things that are hidden in that tax bill," said Senator Carla Nelson.

The Senate bill also puts 150 million dollars into a budget reserve account.

The bill is expected to pass the Senate Friday.

The House will then have the option to accept it or demand more talks.

Governor Mark Dayton is also blaming Senate Republicans not voting on the bill.

He says the delay misses a deadline and will require many people to file amended returns to get tax cuts if the bill eventually passes.

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