“Permanent tax cuts,” say 27-percent of respondents about what the state should do with the budget surplus, according to a survey commissioned by the conservative think-tank, Center of the American Experiment.  President John Hinderaker says 23-percent responded “fully fund public schools” and 19 percent want one-time tax rebates.  But Hinderaker says about the governor’s proposal for “Walz checks”….

“Is he pushing for the 12 billion dollars that’s in the bank being rebated to the taxpayers?  I don’t believe so.”

Democrats argue there must be a balance between tax relief and investments to move Minnesota forward.