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Legislative Update from Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen

Friday, May 20, 2022

Dear Neighbors,

House Democrats and Gov. Walz are demanding billions in new spending in exchange for tax cuts!

We have a fully funded state budget, so there's no need for Democrats to be forcing billions in new permanent spending as a condition for tax cuts. Additionally, during the last two years, Minnesota received more than $80 billion in funding from the federal government in COVID relief funding.

Meanwhile, Minnesotans are struggling with the impacts of the Biden/Walz economy that has resulted in historic inflation, soaring gas prices, and a sputtering economy.

With a record-setting surplus I want to see more tax relief, and am opposed to the massive spending increases that Democrats are demanding. If they get their way, it will result in a 15% increase in spending compared to the previous budget — that's more than Democrats even spent when they had complete control of State Government. 

I will keep fighting to send the surplus back to you!

Staying in Touch

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns as it relates to state government. I can be reached at 651-296-4229 or via email at

Have a great day,