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Tina Smith on Tax Reform

 

 


We need to tax wealthier Minnesotans, to fix problems

After observing Dayton's strategy for several months, Smith said she became convinced he could win that fall, even in a tough year for Democrats. "I liked that he was open and straightforward about what he wanted to do. He said, 'We have a problem here and I think we need to tax wealthier Minnesotans to help solve it,' " Smith said. "I think Minnesotans liked that too."

She and Dayton met at a cafe in Minneapolis to talk about his strategy. The two hit it off, and he quickly made her an adviser to his campaign. Not long after he won the election, Dayton asked Smith to be his chief of staff in the governor's office. With her background in business, Smith became the administration's lead on government reform projects. The two went through a 21-day government shutdown together in 2011, and the following year, Smith was critical in working with sports officials, business leaders and legislators to pass a proposal to construct a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Source: MinnPost.com on 2017-18 Minnesota Special Senate Election , Feb 2, 2015

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