Minn. governor announces plan to give $4B surplus back to taxpayers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WKBT) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a plan Wednesday that would give the state’s $4 billion surplus back to taxpayers.

The Democratic governor’s proposal would give single tax filers earning up to $164,000 a payment of $1,000. Married couples filing jointly earning up to $273,470 would receive $2,000.

“This is the right thing to do for Minnesotans as we see household costs rise,” Walz said. “Minnesota has a strong economy and historic surplus, and this is one big way we can help Minnesotans at the pump, grocery store, and with rent. Senate Republicans should not sit on billions of dollars while Minnesotans struggle to afford the things they need.”

More than 2.7 million households would receive a check under the governor’s proposal.

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