January 22nd, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton is a Shep nut… like some people I know… and I expect those shep sensibilities to extend to sensible policy proposals. But part of his budget proposal is to CUT corporate taxes! Yes, CUT corporate taxes.
Here’re his budget ideas, taken from the Minnesota Management & Budget Page:
FY 2014-15 Governor’s Budget Recommendation
Governor’s Presentation MMB Presentation Agency Level Narratives Including Governor’s Recommendations -January 22, 2013 Governor’s Budget Supporting Documents
Additional information on the components of the Governor’s FY 2014-15 budget can be found at www.mn.gov/governor/budget.
I have mixed feelings about sales tax on clothes, as they’re regressive, even if starting at $100. In December, I bought Alan a pair of Red Wing shoes from the sale bin, and they were over $100. And then there the tax on services… MPR called it a “business to business” sales tax, but I need to find the details on what’s proposed.
MSBA says there would be these increases in the budget for the justice system, and looking at it, I can see “jobs jobs jobs” and some much needed funding in each area:
· Civil Legal Services: +4.5%
· Board of Public Defense: +6.5%
· Supreme Court: +4.3%
· Court of Appeals: +5.9%
· Trial Courts: +6.2%
· Tax Court: +19.5%
· Guardian Ad Litem Board: +4.3%
· Judicial Standards Board: +33%
· Human Rights Department: +4.1%
One very good addition is a 22% increase in the MPCA budget! Good! This is the only agency I’ve seen argue in a rulemaking that a high threshold for enforcement should be adopted because they don’t have funds to regulate. Give me a break!
There’s NO ENTRY WHATSOEVER for Environmental Quality Board.
Tell the Governor what you think – CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT FORM
Better arrange for our grrrrrrrrrls to have a chat with him!
Cut corporate taxes? The idea is a turkey.