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Governor Walz’s Budget Misses Mark, Continues Failed High Tax and Spend Policies

Jan 26, 2021 by AFP

ST. PAUL, MN – Following Governor Tim Walz unveiling his budget proposal, Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota (AFP-MN) urged legislators to reject the high tax and spend status quo and prioritize fiscal responsibility in the wake of a billion-dollar budget shortfall for the next biennium.

AFP-MN State Director Jason Flohrs released the following statement:

“Increasing taxes and adding to consumers’ costs while forcing top-down California-style energy mandates and doing nothing to fix the red tape and government bureaucracy holding back our health care system means less opportunity and more economic harm for our state. Driving investment out of the state is the last thing that the governor should be doing during times of economic uncertainty. The legislature needs to tighten its belt and refocus its priorities with existing revenues, just as countless families have done, and reject this budget that would only prolong the economic pain too many Minnesotans are experiencing.”

Background:

AFP-MN has been at the forefront of advocating for responsible spending and pro-growth reforms for the upcoming biennium and projected $1.2 billion budget shortfall.

In the closing days of the regular session earlier this year, AFP-MN released a guide for lawmakers to help them navigate the challenges ahead, and prepare for the fiscal and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and business shutdowns.