Taxes and the legislative session: Stop attacking large Minnesota employers

In a Star Tribune commentary, Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver calls out legislators who have vilified Minnesota businesses in an effort to distract from the debate over harmful proposed tax hikes.

In recent weeks, some DFL legislators have vilified unnamed Minnesota companies, accusing them of exploiting tax loopholes and not paying their fair share of taxes. These broad-brush attacks may be politically expedient, but they offer a skewed and cynical perspective on one of our state’s greatest assets: the extraordinary economic engine that is powered by the abundance of large headquartered companies that call Minnesota home.

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