Minnesota has one of the highest overall taxation rates in the country. We need a tax environment that is more enticing for businesses to create jobs here by expanding and starting their businesses in Minnesota. Currently, there are strong incentives to do that outside on Minnesota. I am pleased that I was able to help create the JOBZ tax reduction program which has created scores of jobs in Chisago and Isanti counties. We are over-taxed and should not pursue more increases in taxes.