Sen. Ortman Claims “No New Taxes” In MN GOP Budget By Michael McIntee | April 5, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Senate Subscribe to MN Senate Follow this author Senator Julianne Ortman claims the GOP budget contains no new taxes Senator Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen) says the state needs to make an “emergency landing” because it has “too much weight and not enough fuel to get to our destination”. She says the budget solves the state’s $5 Billion deficit “without raising one dime of new taxes”. Senator Ortman neglects to mention that the Republican drafted budget bills include new fees and raises old ones. House and Senate non-partisan analysis of the bills have concluded that Minnesota property owners would see significant property tax increases because of the cuts to local government aid. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.