ST. PAUL — Senator-elect Rep. Jordan Rasmusson, R-Fergus Falls, issued the following statement in response to state officials projecting a $17 billion budget surplus for Minnesota.
“The state continues to massively over-collect taxes from Minnesotans at a time historic inflation is placing a painful burden on families and businesses in our state,” Rasmusson said. “This is yet another clear indication meaningful tax relief should be a top priority for the 2023 legislative session. While there are select spending priorities to consider, such as law enforcement and long-term care, it would be highly irresponsible for legislators to view this vast surplus as a license to exponentially increase government spending in perpetuity. At the very least, this should put to rest any talk of tax increases as we work to craft a new state budget during the upcoming session.”