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Senate Omnibus Tax Bill: Tax Relief and Educational Freedom Sets Minnesota on Better Path

Apr 25, 2019 by AFP

Grassroots group praises Senate for rejecting regressive tax increases and further reckless spending

ST. PAUL, MN – Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota (AFP-MN) today urged the Senate to pass the Senate omnibus tax bill, which includes an income tax cut and a tax credit scholarship program that expands educational opportunities for low and middle-income students in the state. Unlike in the House, the Senate does not include a gas tax increase or reinstate the $750 million provider tax.

AFP-Minnesota State Director Jason Flohrs issued the following statement:

“Minnesota is already ranked among the highest taxed states in the country, so this bill is a great step toward creating more opportunity for all Minnesotans. Allowing Minnesotans to reap the full benefit of federal tax law changes will put tax dollars back in the pockets of hardworking families and help reignite our economy.

“Unlike the House budget plan, we commend the Senate for not raising regressive taxes on those Minnesotans who can least afford it. Not only does this bill provide tax relief for Minnesotans, but the bill’s scholarship tax credit program provides thousands of students the opportunity to access an educational environment that fits their unique needs and talents regardless of their zip code. We urge the legislature to support this bill and reject the broken status quo of increasing taxes and out of control spending.”

Background:

Read State Director Jason Flohrs’ op-ed on Governor Walz’s proposed budget and the importance of fiscal stability here.

According to the Tax Foundation, Minnesota has one of the worst individual tax climates in the country.

Governor Walz’s High Tax Budget Continues Fiscal Mismanagement, 2/19/19

AFP-MN to Legislators: Reject $1 Billion Tax and Fee Increases, 4/3/19