MNGOP, DFL Reps. argue heatedly about who's sticking it to middle class [VIDEO]
State Rep. Tom Rukavina, D-Virginia, may be a small guy, but he was prepared to "take it outside" yesterday in response to a GOP Representative's claim that the DFL "stuck it to the middle class."
After Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, made that comment, a heated argument with Rukavina ensued that touched upon everything from unions to tax policy to class warfare.
Rukavina and Garofalo each sit on the House Taxes Committee, which was holding a hearing on a bill introduced by Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, that would eliminate the state's business tax while reducing property tax returns to renters.
The Uptake reported that the Rukavina-Garofalo tête-à-tête "brought action in the House tax committee to a standstill," though a vote on the business tax cut is still expected later this week.
Here's the video:
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.