It's budget season! Every other year, important state spending and tax decisions are made. What do you think of what's been proposed? Is it "fair?" Citizens League members - and all Minnesotans - can weigh in here! We'll spend most of April discussing key questions and then, in our final week, vote on our platform for tax reform.
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Mar 1 @ 12:13pmKiedrowski: #mnleg has done little to correct state budget "structural imbalance." via @MinnPost http://t.co/aUpY4eSa
Feb 28 @ 1:23pm$5.4 billion (55%) of #mn sales tax base is exempted. Impact: it raises rates for non-exempted activities. #mnleg http://t.co/SMZSa3rj
Feb 28 @ 12:36pm
- Jump into this week's discussion question
Each week we'll tackle a different question around tax reform in order to understand what's really important to you.
- Budget proposals
Want details on the Governor's or legislative budget proposals? Explore summaries here.
- Find out how much you pay!
Put in your income and find out how much you pay in state and local taxes. (It may surprise you!)
- Ask a question and open discussion
A sort of "virtual kitchen table" where you can ask a question or discuss budget issues that are not covered elsewhere.
- Vote yay/nay on tax reform proposals
Each week you can vote yay or nay on a few tax reform proposals. In Week 6, which starts April 29th, we'll take what we've heard and ask you to vote on a tax reform platform for Minnesota. Your vote counts!
- Round 1 & Interim Findings (PDF)
See what we've learned so far!
We've been going over all that everyone has contributed to the discussion over the past five weeks, thinking how we should move it forward into this week's tax reform platform. While we didn't have the numbers we'd hoped for, we did have a great diversity of opinion, which we found really valuable.
One important thing we’ve heard you say is that it's hard to separate tax reform with the idea of raising revenue. In our workshops we preface the conversation with the caveat that we won't be talking about whether to increase or decrease taxes, our focus is, instead, on questions...
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