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Tax Study Ranks Minnesota #47

“Evidence Minnesota Has A Lot of Work To Do On Tax Reform,” says State Director Flohrs


SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota was ranked 47th out of the 50 states nationwide in the newly released “2016 State Business Tax Climate Index” from the Tax Foundation. The study’s ranking indicates that the state has the 4th least favorable tax climate in the entire country.

Americans for Prosperity Minnesota State Director Jason Flohrs released the following statement:

“Our state’s abysmal tax rating shows that Minnesotans are taxed far too much and I can see why: it seems every chance they get our state leaders are trying to raise taxes. Between proposals for a 16 cent gas tax increase last session, and billions of dollars of income and sales tax hikes in recent sessions, Minnesota’s tax climate is holding back our economy and getting in the way of job creation and economic prosperity. It’s clear that it's time to put pen to paper and get to work on serious tax reform that will get government out of the way, and help people keep more of their hard earned paychecks.”

The Tax Foundation's "2016 State Business Tax Climate Index" is available online here.

For further information or an interview, please contact Jason Flohrs at or (612) 247-0805.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit


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