Governor Pawlenty Pitches Budget Cuts To Rochester Chamber

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is touring the state pitching his plan to cut spending as the way to deal with Minnesota’s looming budget deficit problem.  The Governor wants to cut taxes for businesses, raise fees including fees on institutions that serve the mentally disabled, and cut aid to local governments which will need to choose between raising property taxes or cutting vital services such as police and fire.

In the past, the Governor has ruled out increasing taxes on the richest Minnesotans who pay a smaller percentage of their income in taxes than even the poorest Minnesotans.


This is raw video of the Governor’s speech in St. Paul Minnesota on Wednesay jan 28, 2009 speaking to the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

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