A group of clergy and religious leaders on Monday urged state leaders and the business community to seek a budget solution that is fair to low-income Minnesotans.

Calling DFL Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal “a strong step in the right direction,” the group called for an end to corporate tax loopholes. The change could flood state coffers with new money and prevent many of the reductions that have hurt low-income Minnesotans, the group said.

“It is our call from God, it is our obligation as Minnesotans,” said the Rev. Paul Slack, president of ISAIAH, a group pushing for racial and economic equality.

The group presented a letter signed by more than 100 religious leaders, mostly from the Twin Cities, in support of their vision. The letter went to legislators, state officials and business leaders.