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Rep. Mekeland: 2020 session begins with tax relief as a main focus

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session began Tuesday and Rep. Shane Mekeland, R-Clear Lake, said tax relief is a top priority for him this year.

“It might not be a budget year, a $1.3 billion state budget surplus means significant decisions related to tax dollars will be at stake this session,” Mekeland said. “As we consider countless proposals for how to spend these dollars, let’s remember this surplus only exists because the state over-collected from taxpayers and tax relief should be a top priority this year. We also need to work on reducing health care costs, overhauling the dysfunctional Department of Human Services and protecting our Second Amendment rights. I also will keep advocating for an all-of-the-above energy approach instead of following California’s ill-advised policies that would cause instability in our state.”

Mekeland said he welcomes correspondence throughout the session and encourages District 15B residents to call (651) 296-2451 or email to get in touch.


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