March 24, 2018
Our District has been working hard for the last couple of years to advocate at the legislature for Equalized Referendum and Debt Service funding. We are excited to share that these efforts have taken a step forward at the capitol.
We received an action alert from a lobbyist at the capitol indicating that legislators were voting on a list of topics for the Legislative Auditor to study. We took this opportunity to continue communicating with legislators about the importance of fair tax rates, and Equalization was one of the top vote getters from legislators! What this means is that over the next several months, the Legislative Auditor will study Equalization and provide information to the Legislature that they would need to fix equalization. Changes/actions are not expected this year, however, this study should show how broken the tax system actually is in MN, and hopefully they can take action to fix equalization.