Tax plans target ‘green’ jobs

New renewable energy and conservation laws have not resulted in an employment boost for Minnesota, said lawmakers trying to spur “green job” growth in the state.

Minnesota is missing out on companies looking to cash in on the “green,” or low-carbon, energy movement because other states are offering better tax and economic incentives, senators said.

Skeptical members of the Senate Taxes Committee heard two proposals Wednesday, including one that would offer tax exemptions and credits to energy companies that locate in Minnesota.

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