This legislative session, our elected leaders are crafting Minnesota's state budget for the next two years. We have choices to make as a state: will we stick with the status quo — even go backwards by allowing cuts to essential priorities — or, will we instead make bold investments in the common good and shared prosperity? By requiring the wealthiest households and profitable corporations to contribute their fair share, we can raise the public revenue we need to shape a future in which people and communities in every corner of our state can thrive.
The Land Stewardship Project was pleased to see that Governor Tim Walz's budget proposal earlier this year included some significant measures to raise taxes on those who can easily afford to pay them, such as an increased income tax rate for households making over $1 million a year. (That's the equivalent of making $20,000 a week!) We need our legislators to support changes like these and more.
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During the pandemic, the richest have been getting richer while millions of people are struggling to get by. Our legislators need to hear that Minnesotans across the state support asking everyone to pay their fair share so that we can not just recover, but move forward and address deep needs in our state. No matter where we live, what we look like, or where we come from, we all deserve public goods like quality healthcare, childcare, and education, as well as a farming and food system that keeps our soil, water, and rural economies healthy and thriving.
P.S. You can also sign up here to join LSP via Zoom for an informal member conversation about raising public revenue, on Tuesday, March 23, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.