At the close of Zach Kayser's article about tax cut fever in the Brainerd Dispatch, GOP legislators show off tax bill ahead of session, a voice from sessions past warns Drazkowski about his delirium:
Toward the end of the meeting, Drazkowski had an exchange with former longtime DFL legislator Don Samuelson, who was sitting in the audience. Samuelson had a cautionary tale from when he was in the Minnesota Senate during the administration of Gov. Jesse Ventura. When Ventura pushed lowered rates for high-value homes and businesses, the lower-value homes saw their tax rates increase as the burden shifted, Samuelson said.
Bluestem wonders how much of the "reforms" touted by Drazkowski will only speed the emergence of the Greater Minnesota Gulag that some in both parties seem hellbent on creating in outstate Minnesota. Some of the property tax cut "relief" could be better named Kill The Rural Schools Bill.
Photo: We don't think Representative Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, is putting a lid on it in this picture from the Dispatch. Former state senator Samuelson offered a suggestion as to who might be screwed here.
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