St. Paul – As the campaign for Minnesota Governor enters its final weeks, the Minnesota AFL-CIO is shedding light on how or if the candidates’ tax proposals would affect middle class families.
“In balancing our state’s budget, we must protect our school children, our seniors, and the job creation tools we need,” said Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson. “However, middle class families can no longer afford to have the budget balanced on their backs with higher property taxes and more fees…middle class Minnesotans are already paying more than their fair share.” read more »
St. Paul – Upon learning of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Emmer’s “budget plan” today, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:
“Tom Emmer’s so-called plan is simply more of the same Tim Pawlenty policies of the last eight years that have failed to create family-sustaining jobs for middle class Minnesotans
As a legislator, Tom Emmer voted against job creation at nearly every turn; so it’s hard to take him seriously. read more »
Amie Magnuson Rowe from the East Central Area Labor Council wants you to know that Tom Emmer opposes making taxes fair for middle class Minnesotans. --House Journal pg. 12091, May 10, 2010
Duluth Central Labor Body President Dan O'Neill wants you to know that Tom Emmer voted against extending unemployment benefits to Minnesotans hit by the recession. - House journal pg. 12281, May 11, 2010