Critics say Dayton's 'snowbird' tax would backfire Gov. Mark Dayton is again proposing an income tax on people who spend 60 or more days a year in the state. Dayton argues "snowbirds," use the same services everyone else pays for and that they should be required to pay their fair share.3:24 p.m.
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Critics say Dayton's 'snowbird' tax would backfire Gov. Mark Dayton is again proposing an income tax on people who spend 60 or more days a year in the state. Dayton argues "snowbirds," use the same services everyone else pays for and that they should be required to pay their fair share.5:24 p.m.
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