Senator Relph to host town hall meeting seeking input on potential tax relief and reform

Senator Jerry Relph (R-St. Cloud) will host a town hall meeting in St. Cloud on February 15 to garner public input on potential changes to Minnesota tax law following the recent federal tax reform. The town hall, which will also include Senator Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes), chairman of the Senate Taxes Committee, will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake George Municipal Complex (1101 7th St. South, St. Cloud, MN).

Federal tax reform is expected to deliver $2,000 in tax relief to the typical middle-income family of four, but Minnesota laws must change accordingly to avoid unnecessarily complex state tax returns or state tax increases. The meeting is part of a series of town hall meetings taking place across Minnesota, including in Saint Cloud.

“With the overhaul of the federal tax code, we have a real opportunity here in Minnesota to improve our own tax code and make it easier for Minnesotans to pay their taxes,” said Senator Relph. “Before moving forward, though, we want to hear directly from the people. While many Minnesotans will see reduced taxes, higher wages, and greater opportunity thanks to the federal tax reform, this is a chance to provide even more benefit to Minnesotans – but only if we make the changes necessary at the state level to align with federal law. This is a great opportunity for the public to weigh in and tell us how we should move forward.”

More information on the tax town hall meetings can be found at

Senator Jerry Relph is in his first term representing Senate District 14, which includes St. Cloud, Waite Park, St. Augusta, and other communities in Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns counties. He serves as vice chair of the Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee.