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All Minnesotans should ask their elected officials: Why? Then underscore the point: There were alternatives. We can do better.
Minnesota cannot afford to raise the cost of doing business. The state lost 14,700 jobs in March and April; our job growth numbers are lagging the U.S. average of 1.6 percent. The economic recovery remains fragile.
As neighboring states are erecting billboards on our borders welcoming business, what message is Minnesota sending? Quite the opposite, I am afraid.
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David Olson is president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
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