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Legislative Update (March 31, 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear Neighbors,

Tax Relief

When our state has a $1.6 billion budget surplus, I think it’s time we give back to those who paid too much in state taxes. That’s why I voted and helped pass our tax bill which would provide $1.35 billion in relief, targeting at middle class Minnesotans. Our bill is a victory for small business owners, working families, and recent college graduates. Some highlights of the bill include:

  • $203 million for local, main-street businesses by exempting the first $200,000 in property value from the state general levy.
  • More than $125 million to help make college more affordable through a first-in-the-nation tax credit for student loan payments.
  • $269 million in relief for Minnesota’s senior citizens by increasing the income limit at which social security income is taxable.
  • $35 million for working families with young children by modifying the child and dependent care credit.

I’m hopeful we can work together with the Senate and Governor to bring this overdue relief to our residents.

Local Issue

One of the local projects I’m working on relates to the cleanup of the Andover landfill. My bill, HF269, would remove the hazardous waste in the landfill and help clear out any soil contamination. This isn’t always an issue that’s fun to talk about, but we need this funding to fix this area of our city. If you’re interested, you can click here for a House Information story about our recent committee hearing on this bill.

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Please Contact Me

As always, I’m interested in your feedback. Please feel free to contact me by email at or contact my office at 651-296-4231. You can also send me mail to my office address: 437 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. I hope to hear from you!

Have a great weekend,