Governor Tim Walz’s Department of Revenue released a report revealing the State of Minnesota’s April revenues to be $489 million more than projected, a 17.1% increase. So far in 2019, the state has taken in a total of $573 million more in taxpayer funds than originally forecasted. And, this is on top of a billion-dollar surplus from the previous two-year budget. This proves we do not need a gas tax increase, tab fee increase, or any other tax increase to fund the priorities of Minnesotans. Instead, we should reward hardworking Minnesota families by allowing them to keep more of their paychecks.

Sen. Rich Draheim: In state budget, prioritize families not bureaucrats

Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake) issued the following statement after Governor Tim Walz’s Department of Revenue released a report revealing the State of Minnesota’s April revenues to be $489 million more than projected, a 17.1% increase. Since the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year, the stat…


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