Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) was recently appointed to serve on the Tax Expenditure Review Commission and elected co-chair of the Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability.
“Tax expenditures should be reviewed regularly to determine if their intended goals are being met,” said Senator Dziedzic. “This commission will continue the hard work we have done at the Legislature to be fiscally responsible and to ensure targeted tax relief helps those in need.”
This year the Legislature established a Tax Expenditure Review Commission to review Minnesota’s tax expenditures and evaluate their effectiveness and fiscal impact on the state. A list of Minnesota’s current tax expenditures may be found in the Tax Expenditure Budget Report at: www.revenue.state.mn.us/tax-expenditure-reports.
“We had a housing crisis before the pandemic. The pandemic highlighted the importance of stable housing and the need for more affordable housing options so that our seniors, working families, and low-income neighbors have a place to call home and be safe,” said Senator Dziedzic. “We also need to improve homeownership opportunities for people of color to close the homeownership disparity gap. I look forward to working with commission members, stakeholders, and cities to find creative ways to preserve and add more affordable housing across Minnesota.”
The Legislative Commission on Housing Affordability was established in 2019. The goals of the commission can be found at: LCHA (leg.mn).