The Republican-controlled Senate in Minnesota rejected Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal Thursday to raise taxes on the wealthy, voting 63-1 against the proposal.
The Republicans brought up the bill before its normal committee process, which forced a vote to make the governor look bad, the Grand Forks Herald reported.
Dayton asked Democrats to vote against the bill because he had not yet finalized his budget. He called the Republican's tactic "juvenile political theater".
Democrats argued that the tax increase was only a part of Dayton's budget plan, and it should not be judged alone.
Republican's agreed that this tax increase would hurt Minnesota businesses, the Star Tribune reported.