Governor Tim Walz in his State of the State address last night (Sun) called on Republicans and Democrats to come together on using the state’s record-breaking budget surplus to help working Minnesotans — but his stance on key issues highlighted sharp differences between the two parties:

“I want to be clear about this:  We can cut taxes for the middle class without cutting taxes for massive corporations and the wealthiest people in Minnesota.  They don’t need a tax cut.”

Senate Republican Majority Leader Jeremy Miller says a 9.2-billion-dollar surplus means the state is over-collecting taxes:

“Our proposal gives the money back to the taxpayers — not with a one-time check, but with permanent ongoing tax relief.”