By Sen. Warren Limmer
“Today is a good day for Minnesota,” said State Senator Warren Limmer. “We have an improved state budget forecast. The February forecast released this morning at the Capitol shows a projected fiscal year 2014-15 budget deficit of $627 million. This is an improvement of $463 million from the November budget forecast that showed a projected budget deficit of $1.1 billion.”
Limmer continued, “The last few years we were able to improve Minnesota’s financial outlook without raising taxes. [The Feb. 28th] forecast proves that Governor Dayton’s ‘all-tax’ budget is unnecessary for Minnesota. There is no justification for raising another $3 billion in taxes on clothing, haircuts, and other everyday items and business services. We have a long session ahead of us, but this forecast proves that if we tighten our belt and use prudent fiscal management, we do not need to raise taxes as found in the Governor’s budget plan.”
State Senator Warren Limmer is the Senate District 34 representative, covering the cities of Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo and Rogers. He can be reached at 651-296-2159. He can also be contacted by mail at 153 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155, or via email at email@example.com.