NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Interim State Budget Projection

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NEWS STATEMENT

TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Interim State Budget Projection

St. Paul, MN—Today, Minnesota’s Management and Budget office is releasing an interim budget projection, anticipating shortfalls due to the unprecedent COVID-19 crisis. MMB projects a $2.426 billion deficit this biennium. TakeAction Minnesota released the following statement:

“Minnesota has come through tough economic times before, including the last recession, by pulling together and requiring the wealthiest corporations and individuals to pay their fair share in taxes,” said Elianne Farhat, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota. “We can get through this and come out stronger, but the days of Republicans passing trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the richest 1% need to end. We deserve a government in Minnesota that’s working for the people, and that starts with a fair tax system.”

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TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide, independent, multiracial people’s organization working to advance democracy and equity through organizing, political action, and campaigns. Offices are located in St. Paul, St. Cloud, and Duluth.

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