Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota State Director John Cooney released the following statement in response to today’s passage of the Senate Omnibus Tax Bill, House File 677.
Americans For Prosperity Congratulates Four Senate Taxes Committee Members For Standing Firm Against $2 Billion Tax Hikes
Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota today congratulated the four members of the Senate Taxes Committee who voted against the Senate DFL tax proposal in Wednesday’s 9-4 committee vote. Senators Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen), Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes), Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) and Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville) were the four dissenting votes who stood up for all Minnesotans by opposing $1.8 billion in new taxes in the form of an increased 3rd tier rate, new taxes on clothing, non-prescription drugs, car repair and personal services such as haircuts, and an increase of the cigarette and tobacco tax.
Minnesota Republicans will gather Saturday morning in Bloomington to elect a new party chair. The person selected will lead an organization that is deep in debt and facing uncertainty about its future. Meanwhile several outside groups have formed to start on work that has traditionally been done by the party.
Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota released the following statement on the George Mason University Mercatus Center’s third edition of “Freedom in the 50 States” ranking of American states based on how their policies promote fiscal, regulatory and personal freedoms.
Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota today announced a comprehensive citizen education effort that includes direct mail, social media and volunteer activity in targeted Minnesota House and Senate districts to highlight lawmakers leading the charge for dramatically higher taxes and increased government spending.