2012 Coalition of Minnesota Businesses Issue Card #1
Educating legislative candidates on fiscal issues
The next legislature must be ready to make tough decisions right away.
Some of the state fiscal pressures (slowing economic growth, the global economy, an aging population, government spending trends) have been building for decades. More recent pressures brought about by the Great Recession and a projected $1.1 billion state deficit mean immediate tough decisions for the 2013 legislature.
Example: Government Spending and Revenue Trends
Minnesota’s fastest-growing budget areas are out-pacing revenue growth:
Issue Card #1 | Spend Smart: Because we can’t afford not to
The first in a series of six issue cards, which will be sent to all candidates for the state legislature.
For more information on the Coalition of Minnesota Business (CMB), visit www.MNBusiness.com.