As a result of PFA’s financial assistance, local taxpayers will save millions on their property tax bills in interest costs compared to market rate financing.
In the past my colleagues on the other side of the aisle refused to consider this idea as a solution to rising health care costs, but to continue doing so would be to ignore the will of the people.
Giving everyone the opportunity to “buy in” to MinnesotaCare and creating new, more targeted state tax credits to help people rather than insurance companies are some of the options I will bring to the table during next year’s legislative session.
Family farmers in Minnesota are going out of business because they are unable to compete with giant corporations and are being treated unfairly by them. Supporting ordinary folks just starting out in agriculture is not only a smart investment, it’s the right thing to do.
When the state is able to partner with smaller cities and towns to finance major construction projects, it prevents dramatic property tax hikes that would otherwise fall on local small businesses and families. This is a big deal for Cloquet and it will make a positive difference in people’s lives for decades to come.
In reality, these plans are akin to allowing auto manufacturers to cut the price of manufacturing a car by using paper air bags — they are cheaper and work great, until you crash. The lower prices advertised by Azar are possible only because the product he’s selling is a total clunker.