Kendall Qualls Criticizes St. Paul Politicians for Putting Small Business Owners in Tough Position
MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier today, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte issued an open letter to Minnesota small business owners welcoming them to Montana with a more business friendly climate. The letter points to the higher business taxes, the state government’s inability to agree on a solution to fix the Minnesota unemployment insurance fund debt, as well as the state’s already burdensome tax structure. Citing his 6 in 6 plan, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls issued the following statement calling out Governor Walz and the St. Paul Swamp for Minnesota’s poor business climate asking businesses considering leaving Minnesota to wait until he’s elected governor.
“It is absolutely shameful that other governors are looking at Minnesota as an opportunity to poach our businesses and their families. Governor Walz and the St. Paul Swamp have failed Minnesotans because they are incapable of providing a business friendly climate. Minnesota is full of hardworking individuals who want to succeed, but with the 6th highest tax burden, our government is making it harder and harder for business owners to meet their bottom line and afford to live here. Last year Minnesota saw the highest number of residents leave the state in 30 years for lower tax states, and that number is expected to grow. I’ve been warning residents that our state is on a dangerous trajectory, which is why when I’m governor I will decrease taxes and provide a business friendly climate. I ask employers who might be looking at Montana’s offer to support me and stay in Minnesota until I’m governor next year.”