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Rep. Matt Bliss statement re: Gov. Walz's budget proposal

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


ST. PAUL – State Rep. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to the budget proposal Gov. Tim Walz issued for the upcoming biennium, including a $1.7 billion tax increase that would give Minnesota the nation’s second-highest business-tax rates and third-highest income-tax rates:

“During a pandemic, the governor is trying to raise taxes that will deal another blow to many of the workers who already are suffering great losses under the unilateral shutdowns and other restrictions he imposed on businesses in our state,” Bliss said. “I am most concerned his budget would be especially damaging to those who can least afford another setback. The governor has been well aware of the dip in our economy – some of which was caused by his own actions – yet he failed to take mitigating action over the last several months. Instead, the governor did the exact opposite by spending more of our tax dollars, adding to the challenge of reconciling our budget. The governor needs to start working with Minnesotans so they can once again earn a full living and provide the state with added revenue instead of pounding on their door for more tax dollars.” 


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