Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls has thrown his support behind a COVID-relief bill for Minnesota businesses.

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Senate approved a $681 million tax relief bill aimed at helping workers and small business owners recover from COVID-19. The legislation delivers tax relief and reform without raising taxes, a contrast from tax plans proposed by the Minnesota House of Representatives and Governor Tim Walz, both of whom have proposed more than $1 billion in tax hikes.

Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls stated on Thursday, “Now is not the time to raise taxes when Minnesotans have not experienced this level of economic distress in decades. We also do not need to raise taxes since the state has a surplus of more than $1 billion, and the federal government is sending us billions more in COVID-19 assistance.”