Americans For Prosperity Issues Statement on 2013 Legislative Session Adjournment

May 21, 2013

Statement From AFP-Minnesota on 2013 Legislative Session Adjournment

One-party rule results in excessive government growth, taxation and overreach

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota, the state’s premier free market grassroots organization committed to economic freedom and smaller government, released the following statement on the adjournment and conclusion of the 2013 Minnesota legislative session.

From AFP-MN State Director John Cooney:

“Tonight’s adjournment of the 2013 legislative session marked the end of a tumultuous few months brought on by the dangers of one party rule. Under Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his like-minded legislative majorities in the Senate and House, a final budget agreement was achieved that will result in excessive government growth and spending, excessive taxation and excessive overreach during the next biennium-much to the detriment of Minnesota’s economic freedom. This budget increases public spending at an astonishing eight percent clip, a rate with which the revenue-generating economy simply cannot keep pace. This budget raises an alarming $2 billion in total new taxes, further limiting the freedom of all Minnesotans. This budget, and the session in which it was enacted, will lead to more big-government encroachment into the lives of Minnesota citizens, families and businesses. Minnesotans deserve a more responsible approach than the agreement reached late Monday. Our economic freedom and future vitality depend on it.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit

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