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Scott Jensen's Tax Plan Will Leave Minnesotans Behind

Scott Jensen’s plan would gut funding for our schools, health care, and working families


MINNESOTA - Today, Scott Jensen released a tax plan that would eliminate individual income taxes at the expense of Minnesota’s schools, health care, and working families.

“From voting to underfund Minnesota schools to giving tax breaks to big corporations and the wealthy, Scott Jensen has a long and dangerous track record of leaving hardworking Minnesotans behind,” said Marissa Luna, executive director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota. “Scott Jensen’s tax plan will decimate our schools and gut public programs that our families rely on for access to affordable health care and so much more. We need a leader who works for all of us, not just the wealthy and big corporations.”

Scott Jensen released a tax plan that will phase out the state income tax with no proposals for how to fund the public programs that rely on income tax revenue.

Individual income tax accounts for more $30 billion over the biennium and more than half of total general fund revenue. Jensen has not indicated which programs he will cut when eliminating over half of the Minnesota general fund, or which taxes he will increase to make up for the lost revenue.

The state income tax funds Minnesota early childhood and K-12 education, transportation, health care, higher education, public safety, and more.

In the Minnesota Senate, Scott Jensen voted to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest Minnesotans and big tobacco companies at the expense of our schools and health care. And he voted to allow corporations to deny working Minnesotans a fair wage.

As a state senator, Scott Jensen voted to underfund Minnesota schools and reduce access to pre-K for Minnesota’s youngest learners.


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