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Capitol Newsletter from Rep. John Poston

Friday, March 11, 2022

Dear Neighbors,

The deadline for approving legislation that provides a fix to the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund balance is early next week, and it appear that the House Democrat majority will likely let the deadline pass. This means that thousands of businesses across Minnesota will be facing a significant tax hike—at a time when the state has a $9.3 billion budget surplus.

The Senate passed a bill that replenishes the fund over three weeks ago on a veto-proof vote of 55-11, while the House has held only one committee hearing and has done nothing for a full month.

There is no reason and no excuse to be raising taxes on businesses when government is sitting on a $9.3 billion surplus. If Minnesota businesses get hit with this massive tax increase, the responsibility for that failure lands squarely on House Democrats’ shoulders.

Staying in Touch

I encourage you to reach out to me to share your priorities, thoughts, questions, and concerns. I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4293 or via email at

Have a great weekend,