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Monday, March 05, 2007

Diane Loeffler (DFL, NE Minneapolis) Adds Herself to Municipal Domestic Partners Bill

By the way, Representative Diane Loeffler was added as an author today
to the Local Government Health Benefits Bill.

Jo Marsicano
Communications Director
OutFront Minnesota

Some house DFLers introduced a bill to add a new tax rate - starting at $70,000 for singles to pay for all day kindergarden. Over the last 10 years or so, there has been more and more efforts to move the tax burden from married couples with kids to single taxpayers. The $1000.00 per child tax credit is one such example. Single taxpayers make up 1/3 of the population, and a disproportionate percentage of gays fall into this category, even if one happens to be in a partnered relationship. I am not sure of the bill number for this one, but I'd urge readers to contact your representive and tell them this is bad policy.

I could see a tax rate like this starting higher. $70,000 is not rich - even for single taxpayers.