Senate Majority Leader-elect Tom Bakk spoke with the standing-room only crowd at the December Public Policy committee meeting.

December 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Below are some of Senator Bakk’s quotes from that discussion:

  • “The honest thing to do during the coming session is to put all of the revenue pieces on the table. We have to deal with the sales tax, state general tax, class rates, and the corporate tax.”
  • “We are going to do tax reform this session. We don’t want to do something without the business community. We want business to come to the table. But do not come to the Capitol with a blank piece of paper. We want ideas on how we can bring stability to the system.”
  • “Where can we target money to provide the most leverage for economic development?”
  • “Governor Dayton wants to be remembered as a job-creator. He intends to do significant regulatory reform next year. Business can help by bringing stories describing how specific regulatory burdens are having an impact on jobs. Those are really important, and have a real impact on legislators’ thinking.”
  • “My goal at the end of the session is to hand off a balanced budget. I want NAIOP and your business partners involved in the process.”

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Minnesota Management and Budget issued their November forecast last week Speaker of the House-Designate Representative Paul Thissen to be at January Public Policy Committee Meeting

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