Minnesota has seen a democrat resurgence of late. What once was a red governor and house and senate is now blue through and through; fitting for the state that had voted for the democrat presidential candidate for the most consecutive elections.
And Wisconsin isn’t that. We all know the battles that have been waged in the badger state.
But this is awesome:
A Wisconsin legislator is using Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal to try to lure business across the state border.
Republican Rep. Erik Severson, of Osceola, has sent a letter to hundreds of Minnesota businesses, including Best Buy, 3M and UnitedHealth Group. Severson urges the businesses to relocate to Wisconsin and avoid higher taxes.
Dayton’s proposal raises about $2 billion in additional tax revenue by lowering the state sales tax, but expanding it to more items and to services. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Dayton’s office has responded to Severson’s letter by saying job growth is not dictated by taxes and that Severson should focus on his own state. The statement from the governor’s office also says Minnesota’s economy has fared far better than Wisconsin’s in recent years.
For what it’s worth, the Minnesota Wisconsin football rivalry is the single longest consecutive years played match-up in college football.