MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann issued the statement below on the latest state revenue forecast:

“Yet another announcement shows Minnesota has a record-breaking budget surplus of more than $17 billion. How many more times do Minnesota taxpayers need to be reminded that they are massively overtaxed, and state government is flush with their hard-earned cash? Yet the extreme Democrats continue to push the same old reckless tax-and-spend agenda – even proposing to commit one-time surplus revenue to recurring, permanent spending increases, which they will use to call for tax increases with any future deficits. The Democrats’ view of the surplus is downright irresponsible.

“Enough is enough. It is time for real, permanent tax relief to give more Minnesota families and businesses more of their hard-earned money back – for good. Thankfully, Republican legislative leaders will propose their ‘Give it Back’ plan – which includes permanent tax relief for Minnesota’s seniors, workers, property owners and parents. I applaud our Republican lawmakers for this sensible proposal to help Minnesota taxpayers get out from under the weight of the Democrats’ reckless fiscal policies.” – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann

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