“Permanent tax cuts,” say 27-percent of respondents about what the state should do with the budget surplus, according to a survey commissioned by the conservative think-tank, Center of the American Experiment. President John Hinderaker says 23-percent responded “fully fund public schools” and 19 percent want one-time tax rebates. But Hinderaker says about the governor’s proposal for “Walz checks”….
“Is he pushing for the 12 billion dollars that’s in the bank being rebated to the taxpayers? I don’t believe so.”
Democrats argue there must be a balance between tax relief and investments to move Minnesota forward.