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AFP-MN Urges House to Oppose Unrealistic, Unaffordable Carbon-Free Mandate

Mar 28, 2019 by AFP

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota (AFP-MN) today urged the House to reject HF1833, the House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division’s omnibus bill that includes a 100% carbon-free energy mandate.

Click here to view AFP-MN’s letter to lawmakers here.

“Instead of expensive mandates, regulations, and corporate favoritism, lawmakers should be unleashing entrepreneurs to develop new and better technology that will both protect our environment and keep energy affordable for Minnesota families and businesses. We are already facing an onslaught of tax hikes, and this energy proposal will make things worse by saddling Minnesotans with inevitable cost increases,” said Jason Flohrs, AFP-MN State Director. “Minnesotans will be worse off under this plan as their energy costs skyrocket, hurting our state’s economy as businesses look to other locations to set up shop and grow. We urge the legislature to reject these barriers to innovation and pursue an energy strategy that focuses on delivering affordable and reliable energy.”

Background:

Energy Proposal Drives Up Costs for Minnesota Families, Stifles Innovation and Opportunity (3/4/19)

Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota re-launched the Roadmap to Prosperity at the beginning of this legislative session that serves as a framework for lawmakers when analyzing policy proposals and legislation. The Roadmap focuses on restoring fiscal stability, igniting the Minnesota economy, focusing on sound investment for our future, helping expand the American Dream for future generations, and protecting taxpayers from out of control spending and over-regulation.

AFP-MN has also urged lawmakers to reject the governor’s proposed regressive tax increases that would hit hardest the families that are already struggling to make ends meet.

For further information or an interview, reach Jason Flohrs at JFlohrs@afphq.org or (612) 247-0805. 

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites activists in 35 states behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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