OUR MISSION

Michael Wigley
Chairman, Taxpayers League
THE 1999
LEGISLATIVE
SESSION
Darrell McKigney
President, Taxpayers League
"The Taxpayers League's
mission is to represent Minnesotans
who believe in limited government,
low taxation, local control, free enterprise and the
Constitutional principles set forth by our nation's
founders.
The Taxpayers League is fighting to reduce and
reform taxation, eliminate government waste, and improve
efficiency. It serves as a strong voice for all taxpaying
citizens in Minnesota."
“The 1999 legislative session was both good and
bad for taxpayers. On the good side, lawmakers finally
listened to taxpayers and passed a nearly 10% across the
board income tax cut – the first in 14 years – along with
a partial rebate of the state budget surplus.
On the bad side, the state budget continued to
increase at a double-digit rate. Instead of reducing
spending, lawmakers continued to dramatically increase
spending on many programs and found new ways to waste
taxpayers’ money on such boondoggles as light rail and
tobacco endowments.
And once again, Governor Ventura and state
lawmakers spent one-third of the state budget surplus
rather than returning it all to the people.”
TAXPAYERS
LEAGUE
of
MINNESOTA
1999
TAXPAYERS
SCORECARD
A Guide to
Minnesota Lawmakers
Votes on Taxes
and Spending
HOW TO USE THE
TAXPAYERS LEAGUE
SCORECARD
This scorecard reports key votes
lawmakers cast on taxes and spending.
A “+” vote denotes a pro-taxpayer
position. The rating reflects the percentage of pro-taxpayer
votes cast. Also reported is the cumulative score for each
state legislator for years 1997-1999.
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota is a
nonpartisan nonprofit grassroots taxpayer advocacy
organization of over 6,000 Minnesotans which fights for
lower taxes, limited government and full empowerment
of taxpaying citizens in accordance with Constitutional
principles. Nothing in this scorecard implies endorsement
of any candidate for public office.
PLEASE JOIN US IN
FIGHTING FOR LOWER
TAXES
If you’re tired of Minnesota’s high taxes and big
government – and you want to join the fight to change
it – the Taxpayers League would like your help. To
support our cause, we suggest a gift of $25 or more
be sent to:
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Published: August 1999
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Toll Free: ............................... (800) 657-3550
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Toll Free: ................................ (888) 234-1112
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Minnesota General Fund Spending Growth
Minnesota’s Exploding
State Budget
Did You Know?
• •• •• Minnesotans pay the 3rd highest
total tax burden in the nation.
- Tax Foundation
• Minnesotans’ personal income has
grown 13% slower than the
national average.
- U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
• Minnesotans work 141 days a year
just to pay taxes – or more than
three hours per workday.
- Tax Foundation
• The average family today spends
more on taxes than food, clothing
and housing combined.
- Americans for Tax Reform
• Even after the 1999 state income
tax cut, Minnesotans are still
expected to pay at least the 5th
highest income taxes in the nation.
• If Governor Ventura and the
Legislature had returned 100% of
the surplus this fall, your rebate
check could have been about
150% of what you actually
received.
• Minnesota state and local
governments take and spend
nearly 20% of all Minnesotans’
earnings.
Your Tax Dollars
at Work?
• •• •• The state is spending more than
$2 million on a private jet and
other planes for state employees.
• The State Senate is spending
thousands of dollars to refinish
Senators’ desks with the exotic
secretion of a tree-dwelling
insect from India.
• The state is spending $200,000
on an experiment to convert
turkey manure to electricity.
• The state is spending $1.5 million
on “Learn and Earn,” which pays
children to attend public school
more frequently.
• The salary for the Chancellor of
the Minnesota State Colleges
was recently increased from
$109,000 to $185,000 per year.
• The city of Minneapolis is tearing
down 722 usable public housing
units because they’re located in
the “poor” part of town.
• The state spent $300,000 on the
Minnesota Frog Watch and its
“Thousand Friends of Frogs”
project.
• •• •• In the 1990’s, state spending has
nearly doubled!
• In 1999, Governor Ventura and the
legislature approved a record state
budget that continues to grow at a
double digit rate.
• Only about 2/3 of the over $2 billion
budget surplus was returned to
taxpayers in the 1999 rebate - the rest
was spent.
• Since 1998, the Minnesota Legislature
has returned about 1/3 of the $6 billion
in surplus taxes over-collected.
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How Do the Governor’s Actions Stack Up Against His Campaign Promises?
Jesse Ventura did not make a lot of promises during the campaign last fall, but he did make clear
his views on the size, scope, and role of government in Minnesota. Here is a comparison of what
Governor Ventura said during the campaign, what he proposed in his budget, and what he signed
into law.
What He Signed into Law: What Candidate Ventura Said:
The Governor signed into law a $26.5 billion
budget which increases spending by about
10% – the largest budget in state history.
The Governor’s budget proposed almost $2.5
billion in new spending, including several new
government programs, about a 10% increase
in the state budget.
Candidate Ventura promised he would hold
the line on government spending and shrink
government.
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The Governor signed into law a 48% increase
in MinnesotaCare funding.
The Governor’s budget proposed a 46%
increase in MinnesotaCare funding.
Candidate Ventura called MinnesotaCare
“socialized medicine,” and said that he
opposed socialized medicine.
MinnesotaCare: MinnesotaCare: MinnesotaCare: MinnesotaCare: MinnesotaCare:
The Governor’s budget proposed a record
$100 million increase in child care subsidies
for families on welfare -- a 138% increase.
Governor Ventura signed into law a record
134% increase in child care subsidies for
welfare families.
Candidate Ventura said subsidizing child care
is not the job of the government.
Child Care Subsidies: Child Care Subsidies: Child Care Subsidies: Child Care Subsidies: Child Care Subsidies:
Candidate Ventura said “everyone from
businesses to individuals pays too much in
taxes.”
The Governor’s budget proposed $2.3 billion
in tax relief. Senate Democrats passed $2.5
billion in tax relief, and House Republicans
passed $3.3 billion in tax relief.
After holding out for $1 billion in new
spending on light rail and tobacco
endowments, the Governor agreed to a deal
which provided $2.9 billion in tax relief.
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The Governor’s budget proposed returning
only 66% of the surplus and spending the rest.
Candidate Ventura promised to return 100%
of the surplus to taxpayers.
The Governor signed into law a rebate which
returned 66% of the surplus and spent the rest.
What He Proposed In His Budget:
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During the 1999 legislative session, Governor Ventura refused to sign a tax relief bill until the legislature
approved borrowing $60 million to begin building a $444 million, 12-mile light rail line from downtown
Minneapolis to the Mall of America. The legislature approved the Governor’s spending demands, and
now he is lobbying Minnesota’s congressmen to put even more tax dollars into the project.
Unfortunately, Governor Ventura is trying to build “the little train that can’t...”
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• The project approved by the Minnesota
State Legislature was supposed to cost
$444 million to build--but now is projected
to cost at least $550 million -- even though
it now has fewer cars and stops.
• Originally $6 million, the budget for “art”
in the stations is still $450,000 after
cutbacks.
• If it stays within its new projected budget,
this single light rail line will cost about $500
for each Minnesota family of four just to
build, and more every year to operate.
Governor Ventura’s Little Train That Can’t...
Can’t Reduce Cong Can’t Reduce Cong Can’t Reduce Cong Can’t Reduce Cong Can’t Reduce Congestion: estion: estion: estion: estion:
• It is estimated that the light rail line will
only take 100 out of every 50,000 cars in
the Twin Cities off the road.
• The proposed light rail line will only have
two cars per train with just 72 seats each.
• You could buy over 2,000 new buses for
the same cost as constructing this single
12-mile light rail line in Minneapolis.
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• It is estimated that taxpayers will have to
provide about $40 in subsidies per round
trip for each new transit rider.
• It would be cheaper for taxpayers to
provide a new Cadillac, Mercedes Benz or
Porsche to every new transit rider than to
build and operate the light rail line.
• This 12-mile train costs about the same as
building two new Twins stadiums.
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#0144}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o a||oW a vo|e |o
prever| ra|s|rg |axes |o lurd rarda|ory sperd|rg
|rcreases.
2} N0 |NTERNET 8ALE8 TAXE8 [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0305}:
Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o ex|erd a rora|or|ur |o
prever| |re |axa||or ol sa|es corduc|ed or |re lr|erre|.
3} 86RAP ThE TAX 600E [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #00ê2}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o ca|| lor scrapp|rg |re currer|
|ax code ard res|ruc|ur|rg |re lR3.
4} 8UPERHAJ0R|TY T0 |N6REA8E 8PEN0|N0 [Ro||
6e|| Vote #00ê0}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o a||oW a
vo|e |o requ|re a decrease |r sperd|rg lor every
|rcrease |r sperd|rg, ur|ess |re |rcrease passed oy a
3/5 rarg|r.
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0av|d V|rge (0-2rd) ÷ - - - - ÷ - ÷ - - - - ÷ ÷ - 33º
1|r Rars|ad (R-3rd) - ÷ - - - ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ Z3º
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8||| Lu|rer (0-ê|r) ÷ - - - - ÷ - ÷ - - - - ÷ ÷ - 33º
Co|||r Pe|ersor (0-Z|r) ÷ - ÷ - - - - ÷ - - ÷ - ÷ ÷ - 10º
1ares 0oers|ar (0-8|r) ÷ - - - - - - ÷ - - - - - - - 13º
1} 60N0RE88|0NAL PAY RA|8E [Ro|| 6e|| Vote
#0289}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o o|oc| |re arrua|
cos| ol ||v|rg |rcrease lor reroers ol Corgress.
2} $80 8|LL|0N TAX 6UT [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #04ê9}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o cu| |axes oy S80.1 8||||or over
5 years, oy e||r|ra||rg |re 'rarr|age pera||y¨,
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100 percer| ol rea||r |rsurarce prer|urs, arorg o|rer
prov|s|ors.
3} PR|VATE PR0PERTY R|0hT8 [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0519}:
Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o a||oW proper|y oWrers |o
appea| |oca| '|a||rgs¨ dec|s|ors |r ledera| cour|.
4} $150 8|LL|0N TAX 6UT [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0208}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o ||r|| groW|r |r goverrrer|
sperd|rg |o |re |rl|a||or ra|e ard |o cu| |axes oy S150
o||||or.
5} FREEZE 8PEN0|N0 AN0 6UT TAXE8 [Ro|| 6e|| Vote
#0144}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o lreeze sperd|rg
|eve|s |rrougr 2002 a| 199Z |eve|s, prov|de a S500 per
cr||d |ax cred||, reduce |re cap||a| ga|rs |ax ra|e oy
50º, arorg o|rer prov|s|ors.
ê} 8ALAN6E0 8U00ET [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0241}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o cu| sperd|rg oy S289 o||||or
over 5 years |o oa|arce |re oudge|.
7} RE8TRA|N 00VERNHENT 8PEN0|N0 [Ro|| 6e||
Vote #0210} Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o se| sperd|rg
|eve|s |rrougr 2003, Wr|cr Wou|d reduce sperd|rg oy
S101 o||||or ard e||r|ra|e |re rarr|age pera||y |r |re
|ax code.
8} REF0RH ThE |NTERNAL REVENUE 8ERV|6E [Ro||
6e|| Vote #0274}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o relorr
|re lR3 ard prov|de grea|er |axpayer r|gr|s.
9} $85 8|LL|0N TAX 6UT [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0245}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o prov|de S85 o||||or |r |ax
reduc||ors over 5 years, erac| |re S500 per cr||d |ax
cred||, reduce |re cap||a| ga|rs |ax ra|e, |rcrease |re
es|a|e |ax exerp||or, ard erac| |u|||or |ax cred||s,
arorg o|rer prov|s|ors.
10} 8UPERHAJ0R|TY AHEN0HENT [Ro|| 6e|| Vote
#0102}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o suppor| a
Cors|||u||ora| arerdrer| |o requ|re a 2/3 vo|e ol oo|r
rouses ol Corgress |o |rcrease |axes, excep| |r ||res
ol War or ra||ora| erergercy.
11} 86RAP ThE TAX 600E [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0239}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o |err|ra|e |re |ax code oy
0eceroer 31, 2002 ard rep|ace || W||r a s|rp|er, la|rer
sys|er.
12} TAX-FREE E0U6AT|0N 8AV|N08 A660UNT8 [Ro||
6e|| Vote #0524}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o a||oW
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accour| ard |ax-lree W||rdraWa| ol lurds lor e|erer|ary
ard secordary educa||or experses.
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#0021}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o ||r|| Corgres-
s|ora| |errs |o ê lu|| |ouse |errs ard 2 lu|| 3era|e
|errs.
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0EF|6|T RE0U6T|0N [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0271}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o |eep sperd|rg reduc||ors lror
oe|rg rea||oca|ed |o o|rer sperd|rg.
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6e|| Vote #04ê3}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o oppose
o|oc||rg |re re|urr ol ary oudge| surp|uses |o
|axpayers.
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U.8. 8enetor 1 2 3 4 5 ê 7 8 9 10 11 8core
Rod 0rars (R) ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ ÷ 100º
Pau| we||s|ore (0) - - - - - - - - - - - 0º
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5} REF0RH ThE |NTERNAL REVENUE 8ERV|6E [Ro||
6e|| Vote #0189}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o relorr
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#0120}: Tre pro- |axpayer vo|e Was |o rerove |rcore
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#0024}: Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o suppor| |re
Cors|||u||ora| arerdrer|.
8} |N0EX 6AP|TAL 0A|N8 [Ro|| 6e|| Vote #0159}: Tre
pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o suppor| |rdex|rg cap||a| ga|rs
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|axpayer vo|e Was |o crea|e educa||or lRAs lor co||ege,
e|erer|ary or secordary |u|||or.
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e||r|ra|e |re rarr|age pera||y |r |re |ax code.
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Tre pro-|axpayer vo|e Was |o oppose ra|s|rg |re
c|gare||e |ax |o S1.50 per pac|.
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0er|ene Luther 0 47A + + + - - + + - - - + + - + - 53 40
T|mHehoney 0 ê7A - + + - - - ¯ - - - + + - - + 3ê 3ê
herry Heres R 55A + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 7ê
6er|os Her|en| 0 ê58 - + - + - - - - - - + - - - + 27 12
8heron Herko 0 578 + + + - - - - - - - + + - + + 47 25
8etty Hc6o||um 0 558 - + - - - - - - + - + + - - + 33 17
0en HcE|roy R 3ê8 + + + - + + + + + + - + - + - 73 83
Hery Jo HcSu|re 0 54A + + - - - - - - - - + - - - + 27 1ê
8ob H||bert 0 398 + + + - - + + + + - ¯ + - ¯ + ê9 30
6ero| Ho|neu R 35A + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 89
R|cherd Hu|der R 218 + + + - + + + + + + - + - + - 73 91
Joe Hu||ery 0 58A + + - - - - - - - - + + - - + 33 20
w|||erd Hunger 0 07A - ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ - - + - ¯ ¯ + 33 11
Hery Hurphy 0 08A - + - - - ¯ - + - - + + - - + 3ê 15
Robert Ness R 20A + + + - + + + - + + - - - + - ê0 ê7
8ud Nornes R 10A + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 79
Herk 0|son R 19A + + + - + + + + + + + + - + + 87 93
Joe 0petz 0 1êA + + + - - - - - - - + + - - + 40 17
Hyron 0rf|e|d 0 ê08 ¯ + - + - - - - + ¯ ¯ - - - - 25 17
H|ke 0sskopp R 298 + + + - + + + + - + + + - + - 73 82
Tom0sthoff 0 êêA + + + - - + - - + - + - - ¯ + 50 31
Hery E||en0trembe 0 118 - + + - - + - + - - + + - + + 53 30
0enn|s 0zment R 37A + + + - + + + - + + - - - + - ê0 75
Er|k Peu|sen R 428 + + + - + + + + + + - + - + - 73 88
T|mPew|enty R 388 + ¯ + - + + + - + + ¯ + ¯ + - 75 8ê
H|chee| Peymer 0 ê48 - + - - - - - - - - + - - - + 20 17
Sene Pe|owsk| 0 32A + ¯ + - - + + + - - + + - + - 57 25
0oug Peterson 0 138 + + ¯ - - - - + ¯ - + + - + - 4ê 27
Thomes Pugh 0 39A - + - - - - - + - - + + - - + 33 20
Ann Rest 0 4êA + + + - - - - - - ¯ + + - - + 43 28
0oug Reuter | 28A + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + 93 98
J|mRhodes R 448 + + ¯ - + + + - ¯ + - + - + - ê2 75
H|che||e R|fenberg R 328 + + + - + + + + + + + + - + - 80 93
J|mRostberg R 18A + + + - + + + + - + + + - + - 73 78
TomRukev|ne 0 05A - + - + - - - - - - + + - + + 40 21
Les||e8chumecher0178 - + + - - - - + - - + ¯ - - + 3ê 27
A||ce 8eegren R 41A + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 84
J|m8e|fert R 57A + + + - + + + + + + - + - + - 73 73
Herty 8e|fert R 21A + + + - + + + + + + - + - + - 73 8ê
Rod 8koe 0 028 + + - - - - - - - - + + - + + 40 40
wes 8kog|und 0 ê28 + + - - - - - - - - + + - ¯ - 29 19
8teve 8m|th R 34A + + + - + + ¯ + + + + + - + - 79 85
Loren 8o|berg 0 038 - + - - - - - + - - + + - + - 33 14
R|cherd 8tenek R 338 ¯ + + - ¯ + + + + ¯ - + - ¯ - ê4 83
0oug 8teng R 148 + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 89
Ju||e 8torm R 248 + + + - + + + + - + - + - + - ê7 ê7
8teve 8v|ggum R 288 + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 8ê
howerd 8wensonR238 + + + - + + + - - + - + - + - ê0 84
8erb 8ykore R 438 + + + - + + + - + + - - - + - ê0 81
Kethy T|nge|sted R508 + + + - + + + - + + + + - + - 73 85
0ev|d Tomesson| 0058 - + - - - - - - - - + + - + + 33 17
8teve Tr|mb|e 0 ê78 - + - - - - + - - - + + - + + 40 22
John Tume R 25A + + + - + + + + + + + - - + - 73 83
J|mTunhe|m 0 01A + + + - - - - + - - + + - + + 53 21
henry Ven 0e||en R348 + + + - + + ¯ + + + ¯ + - + - 77 92
Rey Vendeveer R 518 + + + - + + + + + + - + - + + 80 87
Jeen wegen|us 0 ê3A - + - - - - - - + - ¯ - - - - 14 8
L|nde wejcmen 0 ê18 - + - + - - - - - - + ¯ - - - 21 10
8tephen wenze| 0 128 + + + - - + + + - - ¯ + - + - 57 25
Andy westerberg R51A + + + - + + + + + + + + - + - 80 80
Robert westfe|| R 098 + + + - + + + - + + ¯ - - + - ê4 78
Torrey westrom R 13A + + + - + + + - + + - + - + - ê7 79
T|mw||k|n R 38A + + + - + + + + + + + + - + - 80 80
Ted w|nter 0 22A - + - - - - - - - - + + - - + 27 15
Ken wo|f R 418 + + + - + + + - + + - - - + - ê0 81
Tomworkmen R 43A + + + - + + + - + + - - - + - ê0 87
h0U8E 0F REPRE8ENTAT|VE8
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H|NNE80TA 8TATE 8ENATE
1. RETuRN T|E 8u00ET 3uRPLu3 T0 TAXPAYER3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
re|urr |re oudge| surp|us |o |axpayers |rrougr |rcore ard proper|y |ax reoa|es. (Fa||ed
22-12).
2. ACR033-T|E-80AR0 lNC0VE TAX CuT3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o pass a
S3.3 o||||or |ax pac|age |rc|ud|rg cu|s |r a|| |rcore |ax ra|es, e||r|ra||or ol |re rarr|age
pera||y, a sa|es |ax reoa|e, e|c. (Fa||ed 21-39).
3. TAX CuT PACKA0E. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o pass a |ax cu| pac|age Wr|cr cu|
|rcore |axes across |re ooard, cu| car |ao lees, ard e||r|ra|ed |re |ax or red|ca|
serv|ces. (Fa||ed 2Z-3ê).
1. lNC0VE TAX CuT3 F0R ALL TAXPAYER3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o ra|e
|rcore |ax cu|s across-|re-ooard oy |rc|ud|rg a|| |rree |rcore |ax ra|es. (Fa||ed 21-38)
5. RE1ECT '00 w|AT wE 3AY¨ TAX CuT3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o rejec|
rep|ac|rg |rcore |ax cred||s W||r var|ous '|arge|ed¨ |ax cred||s lor goverrrer| proro|ed
ac||v|||es. (Fa||ed ê-53).
ê. CuT T|E 3ALE3 TAX. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o cu| |re sa|es |ax ra|e lror ê.5º
|o êº. (Fa||ed 29-31).
Z. REPEAL TAX 0N VE0lCAL 3ERvlCE3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o e||r|ra|e
V|rreso|a's 's|c| |ax¨ Wr|cr |axes red|ca| serv|ces. (Fa||ed 2Z-3ê).
8. FAVlLY TAX RELlEF. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o crea|e a reW SZ00 s|a|e |rcore
|ax exerp||or lor eacr lar||y reroer c|a|red or ledera| |rcore |ax lorrs. (Fa||ed 31-
32).
9. RE1ECT T|E 'C0VPR0Vl3E¨ TAX CuT PACKA0E. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
rejec| |re l|ra| Wa|ered-doWr |ax cu| dea| Wr|cr la||ed |o re|urr 100º ol |re oudge|
surp|us. (Passed ê5-1)
10. REFuN0 T08ACC0 3ETTLEVENT T0 TAXPAYER3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
relurd ra|l ol |re |ooacco se|||erer| rorey |o |axpayers ra|rer |rar sperd|rg || or reW
goverrrer| progrars. (Fa||ed 12-19).
11. RE1ECT 3PEN0lN0 T|E T08ACC0 3ETTLEVENT. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
oppose |re orr|ous rea||r ard rurar serv|ces o||| Wr|cr earrar|ed |re |ooacco
se|||erer| rorey lor reW sperd|rg progrars. (Passed 51-1ê).
12. RE1ECT lNCREA3E3 lN |uNTlN0 AN0 Fl3|lN0 FEE3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was
|o rejec| |rcreas|rg rur||rg ard l|sr|rg ||cerse lees oy as rucr as 30º. (Passed 11-20).
13. RE1ECT 00u8LE-0l0lT lNCREA3E lN E0uCATl0N 3PEN0lN0. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y
vo|e Was |o rejec| prov|d|rg a 11º |rcrease lor K-12 educa||or, ra|rer |rar ra||rg
lurdarer|a| relorrs |o |rprove qua|||y. (Passed êZ-0).
11. EN0 T|E 'PR0FlLE 0F LEARNlN0¨. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o oppose
cor||ru|rg |re 'Prol||e ol Learr|rg¨ Wr|cr ras Was|ed rurdreds ol r||||ors ol |ax do||ars or
oureaucracy W||rou| |rprov|rg educa||or. (Passed 11-25).
15. 00N'T 80RR0w F0R Ll0|T RAlL. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o rejec| |re l|ra|
oord|rg o||| Wr|cr |rc|uded oorroW|rg Sê0 r||||or |o s|ar| ou||d|rg a 12-r||e ||gr| ra|| ||re |r
V|rreapo||s. (Passed 18-18).
H|NNE80TA h0U8E 0F REPRE8ENTAT|VE8
1. RETuRN T|E 8u00ET 3uRPLu3 T0 TAXPAYER3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
re|urr |re oudge| surp|us |o |axpayers |rrougr |rcore ard proper|y |ax reoa|es. (Passed
93-35).
2. ACR033 T|E 80AR0 lNC0VE TAX CuT3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o cu| a||
|rree |rcore |ax ra|es. Top ra|e Wou|d oe cu| lror 8.5º |o 8º, r|dd|e ra|e lror 8º |o
Zº, oo||or ra|e lror êº |o 5.5º. (Passed 129-1).
3. TAX CuT PACKA0E. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o pass a S3.3 o||||or |ax pac|age
|rc|ud|rg cu|s |r a|| |rcore |ax ra|es, e||r|ra||or ol |re rarr|age pera||y, a sa|es |ax
reoa|e, e|c. (Passed 95-35).
1. RE1ECT T|E 'C0VPR0Vl3E¨ TAX CuT PACKA0E. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
rejec| |re l|ra| Wa|ered-doWr |ax cu| dea| Wr|cr la||ed |o re|urr 100º ol |re oudge|
surp|us. (Passed 119-13).
5. RETuRN T|E 8u00ET 3uRPLu3 T0 T|03E w|0 0vERPAl0. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y
vo|e Was |o rejec| red|s|r|ou||rg |re surp|us |rrougr a sa|es |ax reoa|e ra|rer |rar re|urr|rg
|| oased or overco||ec|ed |rcore |axes Wr|cr gerera|ed ros| ol |re surp|us. (Fa||ed ê0-
ê9).
ê. 3uPERVA10RlTY T0 RAl3E TAXE3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o ra|e || rarder |o
ra|se |axes oy requ|r|rg a |rree-l|l|rs superrajor||y vo|e |r |re |eg|s|a|ure |o |rcrease |axes
ra|rer |rar a s|rp|e rajor||y. (Passed 81-19).
Z. lNlTlATlvE AN0 REFEREN0uV. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o erpoWer c|||zers |o
propose reW |aWs or repea| ex|s||rg |aWs d|rec||y v|a a s|a|eW|de oa||o|. (Passed ZZ-51).
8. RE1ECT 3PEN0lN0 T|E T08ACC0 3ETTLEVENT. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
oppose |re orr|ous rea||r ard rurar serv|ces o||| Wr|cr earrar|ed |re |ooacco
se|||erer| rorey lor reW sperd|rg progrars. (Passed Zê-5ê).
9. ALL0w L0CAL TAXPAYER3 T0 RE1ECT PR0PERTY TAX lNCREA3E3. Tre |axpayer
lr|erdly vote was to allow taxpayers to hold a “reverse referendum” where
they could vote to reject a local property tax increase. (Failed 61-68).
10. REFu3E T0 3PEN0 T|E 3uRPLu3 0N P0RK PR01ECT3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e
Was |o reluse |o sperd aoou| S100 r||||or ol |re oudge| surp|us or |oca| por| projec|s
ra|rer |rar re|urr|rg || |o |axpayers. (Fa||ed ê8-59).
11. RE1ECT 'EVER0ENCY¨ 0vER8u00ET 3PEN0lN0. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o
reluse |o sperd S1Z r||||or add|||ora| |ax do||ars or progrars ard agerc|es Wr|cr la||ed |o
s|ay W||r|r |re|r ex|s||rg oudge|s. (Fa||ed 19-Z1).
12. RE1ECT lNCREA3E3 lN |uNTlN0 AN0 Fl3|lN0 FEE3. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was
|o rejec| |rcreas|rg rur||rg ard l|sr|rg ||cerse lees oy as rucr as 30º. (Passed 99-33).
13. RE1ECT 00u8LE-0l0lT lNCREA3E lN E0uCATl0N 3PEN0lN0. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y
vo|e Was |o rejec| prov|d|rg a 11º |rcrease lor K-12 educa||or, ra|rer |rar ra||rg
lurdarer|a| relorrs |o |rprove qua|||y. (Passed 129-2).
11. EN0 T|E 'PR0FlLE 0F LEARNlN0¨. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o suppor| erd|rg
|re 'Prol||e ol Learr|rg¨ Wr|cr ras Was|ed rurdreds ol r||||ors ol |ax do||ars or
oureaucracy W||rou| |rprov|rg educa||or. (Passed 92-35).
15. 00N'T 80RR0w F0R Ll0|T RAlL. Tre |axpayer lr|erd|y vo|e Was |o rejec| |re l|ra|
oord|rg o||| Wr|cr |rc|uded oorroW|rg Sê0 r||||or |o s|ar| ou||d|rg a 12-r||e ||gr| ra|| ||re |r
V|rreapo||s. (Passed 81-52).
V0TE 0E86R|PT|0N8 8TATE 8ENATE
Legerd: '÷¨= pro-|axpayer vo|e '-¨= ar||-|axpayer vo|e '¯¨= ro| vo||rg
Party/
Name District 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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E||enAnderson 0êê - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - 7 9
w||||em8e|enger R41 + + + + + + + + - + - - - - + ê7 70
6her|es 8erg | 13 - - + + + + + + - - - - - + - 47 3ê
L|nde 8erg||n 0ê1 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
0on 8etzo|d 048 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 12
0|ck 6ohen 0ê4 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 15
0|ck 0ey R28 + + + + + + + + - + - + - + + 80 87
8teve 0|||e R20 + + + ¯ + + ¯ + - - - + - - - 54 52
H|che||e F|schbech R14 + + + + - + + + - - + + - + + 73 88
6ero| F|ynn 0ê2 - - - - ¯ - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
Leo Fo|ey 049 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
0enn|s Freder|ckson R 23 + + + + + + + + - - - - - - - 53 ê8
Peu|e henson 050 - - - - + + - ¯ - - + - - + - 29 34
L|nde h|gg|ns 058 - - ¯ - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
John hott|nger 024 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 2
Jerry Jenez|ch 05 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
0eve Johnson 040 - - + - + - - - - - - ¯ - - + 21 25
0een Johnson R15 ¯ + + + + + + + - - - - - - - 50 ê1
0oug Johnson 0ê - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
Jenet Johnson 018 - - - - + - + - - - - - - - - 13 12
Ember R Junge 04ê - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 12
8teve Ke||ey 044 - - - - + - - - - ¯ - - - - - 7 9
Rendy Ke||y 0ê7 - - - - + + - + - - - ¯ - - - 21 11
8ob K|er|en R32 ¯ + + + + + + + - ¯ + + - + - 77 77
8he||e K|sceden R30 + + + + + + + + - - - - - - - 53 ê3
0eve K|e|s R1ê + + + + ¯ + + + - - + + - + + 79 87
0ev|d Knutson R3ê + + + + - + + + - - + - - - + ê0 80
Jene Krentz 051 - - - - + - - + - - - - - - - 13 28
Sery Le|d|g R5ê + ¯ + + ¯ + + + - + + - - - + ê9 ê8
Ke|th Lengseth 09 - - - - + - - - - - - - - + - 13 8
6e| Lerson R10 + + + + + + + + - + - - - + - ê7 7ê
Ar|ene Lesewsk| R21 + + + + + + + + - - + + - + - 73 82
8ob Lesserd 03 - - - - + - - - - - - - - + - 13 17
werren L|mmer R33 + + + + + + + + - + + + - + + 87 93
8ecky Lourey 08 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
John Herty 054 - - - - - - - - + - - - - + + 20 17
Jemes Hetzen 039 - - - - + - - - - - - + - - - 13 19
Roger Hoe 02 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
8teve Hurphy 029 - ¯ - - ¯ ¯ - ¯ - - - ¯ - - - 0 0
Thomes Neuv|||e R25 + + + + + + + + - + + + - + + 87 89
8teven Novek 052 ¯ - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 9
Edwerd 0||ver R43 + + + + - + + + - + - + - + + 73 88
Sen 0|son R34 + + ¯ ¯ + + ¯ + - + + + - + - 75 89
Herk 0urede R19 + ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ - - + + - + + ê3 78
8endy Peppes 0ê5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 3
Petr|c|e Per|seeu R37 + + + + + ¯ + + ¯ + + - - + - 77 89
Pet P|per 027 - - - ¯ + - - - - - - - - - - 7 12
Lerry Pogem|||er 059 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
Len Pr|ce 057 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 9
Jene Renum 0ê3 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 9
Herthe Robertson R45 + + + + + + + + - - - - - - - 53 81
6|e|re Rob||ng R35 + + + + + + + + - - + - - + + 73 85
L|nde Runbeck R53 + + + + ¯ + + + - + + + - + + 8ê 95
0e||es 8ems 011 - - - - + - - - - - - + - + - 20 17
0on 8emue|son 012 - - - - + - - - - - - + - + + 27 22
Kenr|c 8cheeve| R31 + + + + ¯ + + + - + - + - + + 79 8ê
L|nde 8che|d 047 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
8em8o|on 07 - ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ - ¯ - - - - ¯ 0 3
A||en 8peer 0ê0 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 ê
0en 8tevens R17 + + + + + + + + - + + - - ¯ + 79 8ê
Leroy 8tumpf 01 - - - - + - - - - ¯ - + - - - 14 9
0ev|d J. Ten Eyck 04 - - - - + + + + - ¯ - - - + - 3ê 22
Roy Terw||||ger R42 ¯ + + + + + + + - ¯ - - - - - 54 71
J|mV|ckermen 022 - - - - + - - - - - - + - + - 20 1ê
0eenne w|ener 038 - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - 7 18
6her|es w|ger 055 - - + - + + + + - - - + - - - 40 39
0on Z|eg|er R2ê ¯ + + + + + + + - - + + - + + 79 79