The big Republican maneuver will be when they send the Tax Bill to the Governor. This will be the most political document written this legislative session. It will include the vast array of tax cuts for people in comfortable positions our state will likely see in the near future.
With Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-31A, Crown) seeking to replace Governor Mark Dayton (DFL), every action he takes and each move he makes must be measured in aspiration terms. The future of the Republican majority may hinge on the knee-jerk reactionary, tax cut dogma. As Republican fight with Dayton they impinge their own futures.
We expect the Tax Bill will be a bargaining chip to a Bonding Bill and Republicans will expect it to be signed before a Bonding Bill is truly offered.