Sen. Chamberlain: House tax plan a “disaster”

Democrat tax plan would raise $1.35 billion in new taxes

Senate Republicans today released the following statement in response to the House Democrat proposal to raise $1.35 billion in new taxes on Minnesotans:

Senate Taxes Committee Chairman Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes) said: “The House tax plan is a disaster. The state simply cannot endure this level of taxation and spending and hope to succeed. This will not bring people here. This will not increase investment. This will not grow jobs. The House and Senate’s tax proposals are about as stark a contrast as you will find – their proposal is oppressive and abusive, and while our tax bill will make people’s lives simpler and easier, relieve their burdens, and give them opportunity and hope.”

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) said: “It appears the House DFL is out to prove they can raise every tax in Minnesota – and with the release of their tax bill today they’re awfully close to that goal. With a $1 billion surplus, Senate Republicans believe we can meet the state’s priorities without raising taxes on the families and small businesses that too often get forgotten in the rush to spend more money and grow the bureaucracy.”