Walz, Republicans cross swords over eliminating state tax on Social Security benefits

Published On: March 1st, 20230.7 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

Eliminate state tax on Social Security benefits regardless of income — the centerpiece of the tax cut plan Minnesota House and Senate Republicans rolled out today (Tues).  Governor Tim Walz said Republicans “walked away” from a deal last May because they wanted a political message for the campaign:

“Certainly was a deal that we made.   That deal had a shelf life.  They chose to roll the dice and they lost.  We’re gonna come back and relieve taxes for working Minnesotans.”

…but not for the rich, Walz says.  Republican Senator Bill Weber from Luverne responds a number of Democrats campaigned on getting rid of state income tax on 100 percent of Social Security benefits:

“If they cannot do it, we will remind the voters of Minnesota that they failed to do that when they were in control of everything.”

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