Contact Us

Reps. Gottwalt, Banaian On WJON’s Legislative Review Program

Steve Gottwalt
Steve Gottwalt

ST. CLOUD — State Representative State Gottwalt of St. Cloud says Governor Dayton’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans will hurt small business owners.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Dayton campaigned on a pledge to raise taxes on the highest earners, in an effort to balance the state’s $6.2 billion budget deficit.  He didn’t shy away from that plan during a speech last (Thursday) night in front of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.  Republicans gained control of both the State House and Senate on a campaign of balancing the budget through no tax increases, and mostly budget cuts.

King Banaian
King Banaian

Meanwhile, State Representative King Banaian of St. Cloud is lukwarm to the idea of putting together a bonding bill this session.  He says it has to be a low priority.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Normally, the State Legislature only does a bonding bill in the even numbered years, and they work on balancing the state budget in the odd numbered years.   However, they did put together a bonding bill in both 2009 and 2007.

The WJON Legislative Review program will air in the 9:00 a.m. hour every Friday through the State Legislative session.  Next week’s guests are Representative’s Tim O’Driscoll and Larry Hosch.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!