Horner pitches jobs plan to business group

Speaking at a South Lake-Excelsior Chamber of Commerce meeting over the noon hour Thursday, Tom Horner reiterated proposals he says could help turnaround the bleak jobs picture in Minnesota.

Here are the key points of Horner’s five-point ‘Minnesota Works’ job plan:

–Phase out the corporate tax. (He would cut it by 20 percent starting in the 2012-13 biennium).

–Spend $120 million more on education, from early childhood to post-secondary.

–Spend $30 million more in state funds for research at post-secondary schools and create $145 million “Innovation Fund”

–Streamline regulations

–Enact a $400 million bonding bill to improve roads and bridges.

Horner, Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer meet for their 12th debate Friday night on Twin Cities Public Television.

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