GOP budget raises property taxes on middle class by $1 billion

Senate Republicans passed an omnibus tax bill on May 18 which relies on more than $1 billion in property tax increases on middle class Minnesotans. The omnibus tax bill makes deep cuts to local government aid, eliminates the Market Value Homestead credit, and reduces the renters’ property tax refund for more than 300,000 Minnesotans. “This […] Read more

Sen. Cohen comments on GOP budget impact hearing

“Earlier today, I had the honor of chairing a hearing that gave a voice to dozens of Minnesotans that would be impacted by the Republican’s all-cuts budget proposal. We heard from disabled citizens that will lose their independence and in-home care because of these budget cuts. The Minnesota Hospital Association predicted 13,000 to 18,000 lost […] Read more

Sen. Reinert Defends LGA on the Senate Floor

Last night, Senator Roger Reinert defended the need and purpose of Local Government Aid in a speech on the floor of the Minnesota Senate. The speech was part of the debate on the Omnibus Tax Conference Committee report (HF42). The conference committee report included cuts that Senator Reinert called the “House plus” approach to LGA […] Read more

Honoring our veterans

President Dwight Eisenhower once said, “Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men, and so it must be daily earned and refreshed–else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” Memorial Day weekend is approaching. As you head towards Monday, please remember the brave men […] Read more