Balance the Budget

Lots has happened since I campaigned in 2020. At that time, we anticipated a major deficit in our State, however, with the infusion of money from the Federal government, we now have a surplus. Thankfully a tax hike was avoided in the 2021 budget negotiations, however, our overall operating budget is the largest in our history. What about limited government and what does balancing the budget really mean? This is a serious question that cannot be ignored. I passionately believe our state government needs to address spending. As I look at data, I have found that Minnesota ranks as the 5th highest taxed state in the nation. That's not a category to be proud of. Free enterprise & entrepreneurship is being suppressed as the tax and regulations grow. This is not a recipe for growing our economy.