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Franson Statement on Special Session

Thursday, August 8, 2013

News Release




ST. PAUL – Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) released the following statement on Governor Dayton and the DFL leadership call to repeal the farm equipment repair tax during special session.


“I’m encouraged to hear that Governor Dayton and Democrat legislators have finally accepted the reality that the farm equipment repair tax they imposed and hastily passed during the last hours of session would be devastating to hard-working Minnesota farmers,” said Franson. “I’ve heard from farmers throughout my district who were deeply concerned about the disastrous impact this tax would have on their livelihood. I’m happy I can now tell them this tax is likely to be repealed in special session.”


The first priority of the special session is to provide relief for those who incurred damage caused by the June storms.


“I’m looking forward to working in a bipartisan way so we can first and foremost provide relief to Minnesotans affected by the June storms,” said Franson. “In addition to storm relief and repealing the farm equipment repair tax, I’m hoping we’ll have a bipartisan appetite for repealing the warehousing tax during special session.”





Rep. Franson encourages constituents to contact her office with input regarding any state legislative issue. She can be reached via email at To contact Rep. Franson by phone, call (651) 296-3201. Mail can be sent to Rep. Mary Franson, 211 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155.