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Rep. McDonald calls for ‘prudent’ use of state’s excess tax collections

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


ST. PAUL – The 2020 legislative session began Tuesday and Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano, said conditions are ripe for meaningful tax relief.

“My main focus this session will be on tax relief,” McDonald said. “The state’s rainy day account is full, our state government is funded through June of 2021 and we have a surplus of $1.3 billion. Tax dollars are precious and, as we consider how to handle the surplus, it is crucial that we make prudent decisions. We have a golden opportunity to provide meaningful tax relief this session and, as I continue to say, this surplus exists because the state over-collected from taxpayers. Let’s do the right thing and provide relief to the everyday citizens and businesses whose money has created the surplus instead of using the excess tax collections to fund the expansion of government programs.”

McDonald said he welcomes correspondence throughout the session and encourages District 29A residents to call (651) 296-4336 or email to get in touch.


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