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Saint Paul, Minnesota – Speaker Paul Thissen released the following statement regarding calls by Republican legislators for a special session to repeal a warehouse tax provision that will not be implemented until April 2014.
“This year the legislature finished its work on-time and with the first structurally balanced budget in a decade. The public has experienced enough special sessions in past years and we do not need another.
The reality is the warehouse tax will not be implemented until almost a year from now. Rather than rush to judgment without more facts and feedback, it is important we listen to the public and business community so we are prepared to make any needed changes next session.
The warehouse tax is a narrow provision that is part of our balanced budget that provided meaningful property tax relief to Minnesotans, made historic investments in education and finally put our state on firm financial footing. We believe our budget will position Minnesota’s economy to continue improving and we will monitor our progress as we move closer to next session.”
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