Senator Rest Responds to Senate Republican Tax Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn – Today, Senate Republicans outlined their 2020 tax bill proposals, a wish list with no intent to have property tax relief, address school safety, or improve early childhood education. The budget forecast is set to go out next week making this wish list premature in its numbers. In response, Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope), DFL lead on the Senate Tax Committee, released the following statement.

“The plan released by the Senate Republicans today is just reckless. The proposed tax spending costs the state more than a billion dollars. We haven’t even seen the budget forecast to know if this money is available. This is just a wish list.

Instead of an irresponsible tax plan, we should focus on policies that address the rising burden of property taxes and targeted tax relief that would help small businesses, farmers, and working Minnesotans.”

If we did all these things in one year, it would cost more than a billion dollars. The most concerning thing is that they are coming up with a spending plan before we even know how much money the state has. The Senate DFL will wait for the economic forecast before we announce a plan. We won’t make promises we can’t keep.”

Senator Ann Rest
Ann Rest represents District 45, which includes portions of the western suburbs of Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metro area.

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