Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota cope with inflation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen is calling for tax cuts and a clampdown on government spending and regulations to help Minnesotans cope with inflation.

Though his plan was short on specifics on how he’d get there, Jensen told reporters Thursday his goal is to return around $4,000 to $5,000 for every family of four.

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz a day earlier renewed his call for one-time tax rebate checks of $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for couples to help them cope with high gas and other prices.

Jensen and Republican legislative leaders are calling for permanent tax cuts instead.