Over the last four years, Senate Republicans have fully-funded state government without raising taxes — in fact, we CUT taxes for middle-income earners for the first time in 20 years.
We have improved healthcare access and affordability for every Minnesotan across the state while putting a stop to the waste and fraud that maligns our Health and Human Services. We have increased funding for students and protected our elderly from abuse. But, between COVID-19 and a $1.3 billion budget deficit, we have our work cut out for us this year.
So, in 2021, Senate Republicans will work to safely reopen schools and businesses to recover our economy. We will keep life affordable by balancing the budget- without raising taxes. That means no new gas tax, no income tax or sales tax increases. And we are going to ask the government to tighten its belt as well. We will support families with choices for their kids’ education and homeownership in their communities. Working together, we will advance Minnesota out of the covid shutdowns and restore a full and abundant life for everyone.