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State Representative Kathy Lohmer

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Posted: 2011-05-21 00:00:00
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Email update

Gov still bent on raising taxes


Dear Neighbor,

As we enter the final weekend of the 2011 regular legislative session, the Governor remains adamant on a $1.8 billion dollar tax increase and is preparing to bring our state to a special session and possible government shutdown. I sit here with my legislative colleagues having already passed a balanced budget that keeps government spending within its means while using the 6% revenue increase under existing tax levels to fund core services and protect priorities.


Three billion in new revenue should be more than enough. As a fiscal conservative, I believe a 6 percent increase provides state government with the right amount of revenue necessary to fund needed programs and the services our citizens rely upon. Our budget puts a stop to unsustainable spending. It moves forward to create a state where businesses grow jobs and thrive, where families have confidence in our economy and community institutions, and where our children wake up every day to a brighter Minnesota. That's what our budget plan does, and I hope the Governor will recognize and act on the needs of our people.


As we continue the final weekend, I encourage you to watch my video update on the Health and Human Services bill, which reduces projected spending increases by 13 percent while providing $570 million more than the current biennium. It enacts reforms to make our system accessible, sustainable and continue Minnesota's leading health care legacy.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqCaV88aHiI

Stay tuned and stay informed! Together we can bring responsibility back to government and job growth back to Minnesota!

Sincerely,
Kathy

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