Minnesota Small Businesses Support Investment, not Tax Cuts

Sign the petition to call on policymakers to invest in Minnesota's future by strengthening education from pre-school to college, expanding access to affordable childcare, and by supporting strong and vibrant communities. More than tax cuts we need investment in our communities! 




In the 2016 Session, Minnesota legislators will decide how to spend the state’s projected $900 million budget surplus after a decade of frequent deficits.

Recent changes to our tax policy have made Minnesota’s taxes fairer for people at all income levels and the new resources allow us to build a budget that pays for the priorities Minnesotans value. As small business owners, we want  to continue the trend of investing in our communities and local economies.

Unfortunately, there is already talk of large and unsustainable tax cuts that focus on those with the highest income and the largest corporations. A repeal of the state property tax, cutting the estate tax, and exemptions to the state’s top income tax rate will not grow the economy or help small business owners. Instead, these changes leave out everyday Minnesotans and small business owners who are more likely to spend or invest their dollars in the local economy.

Some of these proposals grow dramatically over time, threatening the state’s ability to fund our schools, health care, transportation and transit, and other critical public services.

Instead, it’s time to invest in strategies that lead to broader prosperity and allow all Minnesotans to fully participate in the economic recovery.

Budget choices should prioritize things that benefit everyday Minnesotans across the state.

Now is the time for policymakers to invest in the state’s future by strengthening education from pre-school to college, expanding access to affordable childcare, and by supporting strong and vibrant communities. 

These investments will pay off by building the quality workforce and high standard of living that have been the keystones of Minnesota’s economic success.

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  • signed 2018-01-11 13:47:17 -0800
  • signed 2017-12-31 06:20:43 -0800
    Everyone needs to get behind such a worthy cause!

  • signed 2017-12-06 22:35:34 -0800
    If only everyone in our country would support this…

  • signed 2017-10-26 13:04:54 -0700
    I’m a Minnesota native and now I live in Arizona and run my towing business — http://www.mesatowingcompany.com — and I fully support this!
  • signed 2017-10-10 15:37:01 -0700
    I attended one of these events in Baton Rouge and it was amazing. Hope all is well up there! http://www.concretecontractorneworleans.com/
  • signed 2016-12-13 12:05:52 -0800
    tim duff
  • signed 2016-12-06 09:04:22 -0800
  • signed 2016-05-27 22:36:12 -0700
  • signed 2016-05-13 20:42:02 -0700
  • signed 2016-05-13 11:30:24 -0700
    Jackie Truskolaski
  • signed 2016-04-28 11:15:11 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-26 08:15:54 -0700
    Small business needs some help. Building a good, thinking workforce is critical to the future.
  • signed 2016-04-25 07:21:16 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-24 17:48:33 -0700
    Sign the petition: Minnesota Small Businesses Support Investment, not Tax Cuts
  • @EileenJerome tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-24 17:48:25 -0700
    Sign the petition: Minnesota Small Businesses Support Investment, not Tax Cuts http://www.mainstreetalliance.org/investment_not_cuts?recruiter_id=19955
  • signed 2016-04-24 17:47:45 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-24 11:43:14 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-22 14:33:49 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-22 12:48:03 -0700
    Affordable childcare and universal preschool will help small businesses like mine thrive.
  • signed 2016-04-21 18:19:44 -0700
    As a small business owner I support this.
  • signed 2016-04-21 12:28:43 -0700
    You get what you pay for
  • signed 2016-04-20 12:49:36 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-20 11:00:52 -0700
    Tracy Singleton
  • signed 2016-04-19 22:02:37 -0700
    Lets build and invest in a quality work force.
  • signed 2016-04-19 18:32:32 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-19 14:44:26 -0700
    As a CPA that owns a small business with 7 employees in Northfield Minnesota, I am much more interested in support for childcare, paid family leave and investment in broadband access and roads and bridges than I am in any sort of tax relief. The tax relief that I would receive would be small compared to my other business costs. The state can be much more helpful to small business with investment in infrastructure and employee benefits support.
  • signed 2016-04-14 15:40:27 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-14 15:39:08 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-14 15:37:33 -0700
  • signed 2016-04-06 15:42:09 -0700

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