ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, Senator Heather Gustafson (DFL-Vadnais Heights) voted “yes” on a motion to move forward on the bill to provide tax relief on social security benefits and pensions that do not qualify for social security. In response, Senator Gustafson released the following statement:
“When I ran for office in 2022, I was committed to work on social security tax relief and I am still doing that today. I am proud to have voted ‘yes’ on a motion to progress this bill to not only provide tax relief on social security, but to also provide tax relief on pensions for those who do not qualify for social security benefits (including teachers, certain firefighters, police officers, State Patrol members, and more). This bill has received bipartisan support, has been worked on by legislators from both sides of the aisle in committee, and has my enthusiastic commitment to continue doing the work to ensure this bill continues to move forward in the process. I am excited to see more movement on this bill that puts money back into the pockets of Minnesotans and delivers for my district and for the state.”
The bill received a vote of 47-19 in favor of the motion and moved to the Senate floor.