Here is the latest news from the Capitol!
Leadership in the House and Senate, along with the Governor, are still meeting to decide on budget targets. Governor Walz and the Democrats in the House have proposed an astronomical $12 billion increase in taxes, whereas the Senate proposed a balanced budget using existing funds.
The question is not how much to raise taxes – the question should be, when we have over a billion dollar budget surplus, whether it makes sense to raise taxes on Minnesotans at all. As I’ve talked to the people of our area and across the state, Minnesotans do not want or need an extra $12 billion in taxes. As Republicans proved last biennium, it is possible to fund the state’s budget with the funds currently available. I will be voting NO on tax increases.
Peace Officers Memorial Day
Wednesday was Peace Officers Memorial Day, and I was honored to attend the ceremony honoring our fallen officers.
Two 6th grade groups from Grygla and Marshall County Central visited the Capitol this week. I always enjoy visiting with school groups from our area!
My door is always open to the needs and priorities of our area. Please feel free to let me know if I can be of assistance to you and your family. I am here to serve you!