It’s been another busy week in St. Paul as the budget discussion has officially kicked off with the release of Governor Walz’s 2021-2022 budget proposal.
The Governor’s proposal is headlined by $1.7 billion in tax increases, major spending hikes, and almost no meaningful spending cuts.
Disappointingly, out of a massive $52.4 billion budget, Governor Walz is proposing just $150 million in budget reductions. That is not even a 0.3% reduction in spending — an outrageously small amount during a year where so many Minnesota families and businesses have seen their incomes fall off a cliff.
Here are some more high-level details of the budget proposal:
It should come as no surprise that I am opposed to the Governor’s budget proposal. Governor Walz should not be seeking to raise taxes and grow the size of government when so many Minnesotans are hurting because of his harmful business shutdowns.
We should instead be looking to streamline government programs and reduce spending as a means of balancing the budget. This budget does not represent the values of Minnesota families. Instead, it takes more of their hard-earned money and continues the government’s intrusion into our daily lives.
Stay tuned on this as I will continue to keep you updated on developments as the legislative session progresses.
Please be sure to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-6746 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a good day,