Thursday, December 29, 2005

Gov. Pawlenty may drop the fee

From the Star Tribune:

Pawlenty spokesman Brian McClung said Wednesday that if the appeal doesn't succeed, "the governor is inclined to simply drop the fee" and forgo the $401 million it would have provided the state during the next two years. Source: Star Tribune, Dec. 29, 2005

How can Minnesota afford to forgo the millions of dollars?

Simple. Gov. Pawlenty's leadership through the first three years of his term have allowed the state to run a surplus. Within three years, Gov. Pawlenty's leadership has brought Minnesota from a $4.5 billion deficit to a $700 million to $1 billion surplus.


At 8:37 AM, Blogger Mike S said...

What surplus? Oh, you mean the one that isn't really a surplus because we own our school districts the whole thing in delaid payments?

Or do you mean the one "created" by raising property taxes on homeowners and small businesses through the roof?

Or the one "created" by raising cigarette taxes illegally that will be gone; leaving our school districts still waiting for their delayed payments?

At 8:55 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Hey Mike, you may want to get you facts right so you don't come off as ignorant next time.

Gov. Pawlenty didn't raise property taxes. I have provided a link at the bottom of this comment. It goes to a post i did not long ago on the issue of property taxes.

Besides, I don't remember Gov. Pawlenty passing a property tax increase.

Get your facts straight.

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...


Since it didn't copy well

At 1:40 PM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

He cut local government aid, requiring cities to increase their property taxes. Good job, RM.


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