WASHINGTON — The Iowa Democratic Party is taking on Tim Pawlenty’s record on property taxes.
The party released a web ad Wednesday featuring interviews from Minnesotans who say they were hurt by property taxes that increased because of Pawlenty’s support for local government aid cuts. Between 2002 and 2008, state support for local government aid fell $2.4 billion, and over Pawlenty’s term, cities raised property taxes by $2.7 billion, in part to compensate for those cuts, according to the party.
“As Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty put the burden on the middle class and left the state in a fiscal mess,” Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said. “It’s true, if he can do it in Minnesota, he can do it anywhere — we just hope he doesn’t get the chance.”
The ad can be seen here.
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