The following statement was issued this afternoon by Hibbing Mayor Rick Wolff, President of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities:

Tom Emmer’s plan to cut $1.1 billion in property tax aids and credits would continue the status quo policies that have nearly doubled property taxes over the past eight years on families and businesses. Under Tom Emmer’s plan, we’ll all feel the pain when we dig deeper into our wallets to pay more for the services that keep our communities strong: police, fire protection, libraries, parks, snow plowing, senior centers and more. Strong, affordable communities are what have made Minnesota the envy of other states for decades, and that appears to be a legacy Tom Emmer’s plan would dismantle.

To learn more about Tom Emmer’s budget plan, click here.