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Honour: Freeze minimum wage, cut Minnesota taxes

August 4, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Business executive Scott Honour says he would freeze Minnesota's minimum wage and cut an array of taxes if Minnesota voters make him governor.

Those were two components of an economic plan Honour released Monday ahead of a GOP primary to determine Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's challenger.

He says his proposal would fuel economic growth, though it is also likely to garner political pushback.

Honour says Minnesota shouldn't move ahead with additional increases to the minimum wage, which went to $8 an hour on Friday and is due to climb to $9.50 by 2016. He wants legislative signoff before more increases occur.

Honour also says he would lower income and corporate tax rates by unspecified amounts.

Honour faces Kurt Zellers, Jeff Johnson and Marty Seifert in next Tuesday's primary.



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