ST. PAUL – A group of non-partisan, non-profit organizations have formed a coalition that will be gathering suggestions to solve Minnesota’s current $4.8 billion shortfall. The coalition is seeking methods that can solve the states budget problems without adding to the tax burden of families and small businesses.
The coalition is asking for proposals from policy experts and ordinary citizens in order to begin a constructive dialogue for real budget solutions. A new website has been launched at MinnesotaBudgetSolutions.com where anyone can help identify opportunities to restructure state spending and comment on budget proposals.
“The partners in this coalition range include members of the construction industry to family advocacy groups,” said Pat Anderson, President of the Free Market Institute. “Our goal is to make sure that during the state budget process that the day to day challenges of average families are considered when proposed tax increases and spending reductions are offered up.”
Members of the coalition include; Associated Builders and Contractors, Minnesota Family Council, Minnesota Free Market Institute, Minnesota Majority, the Minnesota chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Taxpayers League of Minnesota, and Campaign for Liberty.
“Our object is to understand and develop opportunities to better allocate state funds, and then seek common sense solutions that won’t add to the burden Minnesota families already bear,” said Jeff Davis, President of Minnesota Majority. “Minnesota is home to some of the best and brightest individuals. If we roll up our sleeves and work together, we can accomplish this goal.”
For more information go to mnbudgetsolutions.com.