Updated: 04/27/2013 5:10 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
Several hundred gathered at the Minnesota Capitol for the Taxpayer Freedom Rally.
Majority President Dan McGrath says the anti-tax rally Saturday is the biggest annual conservative gathering in the state and is particularly important this year after a tough election for Republicans.
The Americans for Tax Reform leader Grover Norquist was expected to speak. Norquist's visit coincides with a debate in the Legislature over a range of tax increases.
The Democratic majorities have advanced bills that would raise high-end income tax rates, taxes on alcohol, clothes and other things. They want the money to close a budget gap, pay off old debt and give aid increases to schools and additional priorities.
The House passed a tax proposal last week. The Senate is due to vote on its tax plan Monday.
We spoke with the President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota Phil Krinkie. See his interview in the video box above.
Photo courtesy of Christopher Larson.
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