Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, and a group of DFL legislators met with Gov. Mark Dayton last week to discuss the state budget.
Dayton listened to the input of legislators, who shared their ideas and concerns about the governor’s budget. In particular, legislators shared concerns their constituents had with the governor’s business-to-business tax proposal.
At an earlier meeting with business leaders, Dayton announced he will be dropping business-to-business taxes from his budget. Radinovich thanked the governor for listening to the concerns of his community.
“It was great to meet with Gov. Dayton and share concerns my constituents and I had on the business-to-business tax and tax on construction labor,” Radinovich said. “Since the governor’s budget was announced I have participated in town hall meetings and sought input from constituents and small business owners, and many folks expressed a lot of concern around the business-to-business tax.
“As he has been through the entire budget process, Gov. Dayton was open and receptive to input and new ideas relayed to me by my constituents. Now the Legislature will be putting together a budget proposal and I will work to incorporate the priorities I’ve heard from constituents: investments in education and our future, a budget balanced honestly and without gimmicks, and a budget that keeps Minnesota economically competitive and allows our businesses to succeed. I look forward to working with my legislative colleagues and the governor on a budget that moves Minnesota forward,” he said.