Observers say there appears to be growing momentum among Democrats at the legislature to totally eliminate state tax on Social Security benefits regardless of income — something Republicans have been pushing for some time.  But Governor Tim Walz warns it would take money from other potential investments for the state:

“I’m gonna still keep to my position for us to be able to get that holistic budget that impacts Minnesotans, that we should focus on those in middle class rather than giving it at the top.”

Walz says details will be in his state budget proposal later in the month.