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 2018 Session, Minnesota legislators will decide how to conform the state's tax code with the Federal tax bill.  

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.

Who's signing

Brandon Propise
Cannon W
Doug Jackson
Ali Hamad
tim duff
Lynn Davis
Lillian Ortendahl
Dolores Voorhees
Jackie Truskolaski
Chris Schmitt
Ralph Jenson
Benjamin Jacoby
Eileen Grundstrom
ReNae Bowman
Beverly Atkinson
Kate Wolfe-Jenson
Greg Benson
Bill Burns
Lisa Filter
Tracy Singleton
Dan Quillin
William Funari
Leota Goodney
Ruhel Islam
Terri Emmerich
Joan Stokes
Todd Mikkelson
tom garrett
139 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Brandon Propise
    signed 2018-01-11 13:47:17 -0800
  • Cannon W
    signed 2017-12-06 22:35:34 -0800
    If only everyone in our country would support this…

  • Doug Jackson
    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!
  • Ali Hamad
    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/
  • tim duff
    signed 2016-12-13 12:05:52 -0800
    tim duff
  • Lynn Davis
    signed 2016-12-06 09:04:22 -0800
  • Lillian Ortendahl
    signed 2016-05-27 22:36:12 -0700
  • Dolores Voorhees
    signed 2016-05-13 20:42:02 -0700
  • Jackie Truskolaski
    signed 2016-05-13 11:30:24 -0700
    Jackie Truskolaski
  • Chris Schmitt
    signed 2016-04-28 11:15:11 -0700
  • Ralph Jenson
    signed 2016-04-26 08:15:54 -0700
    Small business needs some help. Building a good, thinking workforce is critical to the future.
  • Benjamin Jacoby
    signed 2016-04-25 07:21:16 -0700
  • Eileen Grundstrom
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-24 17:48:33 -0700
    Sign the petition: Minnesota Small Businesses Support Investment, not Tax Cuts
  • Eileen Grundstrom
    @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
  • Eileen Grundstrom
    signed 2016-04-24 17:47:45 -0700
  • ReNae Bowman
    signed 2016-04-24 11:43:14 -0700
  • Beverly Atkinson
    signed 2016-04-22 14:33:49 -0700
  • Kate Wolfe-Jenson
    signed 2016-04-22 12:48:03 -0700
    Affordable childcare and universal preschool will help small businesses like mine thrive.
  • Greg Benson
    signed 2016-04-21 18:19:44 -0700
    As a small business owner I support this.
  • Bill Burns
    signed 2016-04-21 12:28:43 -0700
    You get what you pay for
  • Lisa Filter
    signed 2016-04-20 12:49:36 -0700
  • Tracy Singleton
    signed 2016-04-20 11:00:52 -0700
    Tracy Singleton
  • Dan Quillin
    signed 2016-04-19 22:02:37 -0700
    Lets build and invest in a quality work force.
  • William Funari
    signed 2016-04-19 18:32:32 -0700
  • Leota Goodney
    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.
  • Ruhel Islam
    signed 2016-04-14 15:40:27 -0700
  • Terri Emmerich
    signed 2016-04-14 15:39:08 -0700
  • Joan Stokes
    signed 2016-04-14 15:37:33 -0700
  • Todd Mikkelson
    signed 2016-04-06 15:42:09 -0700
  • tom garrett
    signed via 2016-03-23 04:52:39 -0700

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