Minnesota Democrats are criticizing Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen’s plan to eliminate the state’s income tax. State Representative Cheryl Youakim of Hopkins says around 47 percent of state revenue comes from income taxes:
“Jensen and Birk’s plan to abolish the state income tax would leave over a 15-billion-dollar hole in our budget . It would cause draconian cuts to essential services and create large shifts onto the sales and use tax as well as our local property taxes.”
Youakim also warns that Jensen’s proposal would “decimate school district budgets.” She says Governor Walz wants to invest a billion dollars in Minnesota schools. The Jensen campaign hasn’t responded to a request for comment.