Governor Tim Pawlenty has created a tax reform commission to look at modernizing Minnesota's tax code.
Pawlenty says the state's current system of taxation is stuck in the 1960s.
He wants his new 21st Century Tax Reform Commission to come up with changes to encourage job creation, investment and entrepreneurial activity.
The executive order he issued Friday also calls for a simpler and more predictable tax code.
Pawlenty will name as many as 15 commission members, including representatives of large and small businesses, investors and tax experts.
The group's recommendations are due in December.
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