Minnesota’s projected 1.1 billion dollar budget deficit has at least one state representative worried about rising taxes.
Representative Dean Urdahl, a republican from Grove City, fears that the state’s new Democratic majority in the Legislature will result in higher taxes. In an interview with the Litchfield Independent Review Representative Urdahl said: “I’m not sure how much or which ones, but they will raise taxes.”
With the federal government considering numerous tax hikes Urdahl warns that a raise at the state level could result in a ‘double whammy’ and likely trigger a recession.
Urdahl stated: “There’s a tax the rich mentality out there. I wouldn’t be surprised if taxes went up on the top wage earners in Minnesota.”
The legislative session starts on January 8th.