It’s Our Surplus: Give It Back!

Minnesota has the largest budget surplus in state history — now $9.3 billion!

State spending is at an all-time high.

The rainy-day fund is full.

Our taxes are 6th highest in the country.

It’s time to GIVE IT BACK!

Rally at the Capitol: It’s Our Surplus, Give It Back!

We’re hosting a Tax Rally in St. Paul to pressure Gov. Tim Walz and the legislature to return the record-breaking $9.3 billion budget surplus to the people in the form of permanent tax cuts.

Speakers at the rally will be announced soon!

Visit our Facebook event page to let us know you’re coming and invite others!

Reasons to give back the surplus:

  • Most of the $9.3 billion surplus is structural — meaning it can be used for permanent tax cuts.
  • State spending is at an all-time high after increases of 8% in 2019 and 5% in 2021, including huge increases to K-12 education each year.
  • The current budget is scheduled to grow another 10% in 2022-23 to $52.3 billion!
  • Minnesota’s tax rates are the sixth highest in the country. In fact, our lowest rate would be the highest rate in 24 states!
  • The state’s savings account ($2.656 billion) is at an all-time high and one of the strongest in the country. 
  • School districts, cities, counties and the state all received (and spent) billions in federal aid for the pandemic.

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Poll: Give the surplus back to Minnesotans – Minnesotans prefer tax cuts and debt retirement to spending by a two-to-one margin. See chart below.

Minnesota now expecting a $9.25 billion surplus An already historic surplus just got bigger. Minnesota is now expecting a $9.253 billion surplus in the 2022-2023 biennium, $1.5 billion more than what was forecasted in November of last year.

Don’t spend millions on an advertising campaign to attract residents, just cut taxes! — the state government proposes spending $4.5 million on an advertising campaign to lure out-of-state workers to Minnesota.

Minnesota’s $9.3 billion dollar surplus is largely due to higher forecast income tax collections This surplus is going to come from the pockets of ordinary, hard-working, and hard-pressed Minnesotans in the form of income tax payments.

The surplus is huge because our taxes are high — A heavily progressive individual income tax system coupled with extraordinarily high rates are a big contributing factor to the size of the surplus.

Research

Minnesota’s record-breaking $9.3 billion budget surplus should be given back to the people who earned it: ordinary, hardworking Minnesotans.

Click here to read the full report.

Minnesotans are on the move to lower taxes states.

Click here to read the full report.