In a move that would increase Minnesota’s already huge deficit by another $200 Million, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and other Republican leaders propose cutting corporate tax rates and property taxes to create jobs. In an earlier press conference Senate Deputy Majority Leader Geoff Michel said he “didn’t want to commit” to how many jobs such a tax cut would create.
DFL House leaders respond
Minnesota State Representative Tom Rukavina says years of tax cuts have not created jobs in Minnesota, so before he approves $200 Million in corporate tax cuts, he wants to see that businesses are going to invest $200 Million in creating jobs. Rukavina says that eight years of former Governor Tim Pawlenty’s no new taxes policy has left Minnesota with no new jobs.