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---nail business disappointed =th Governor's budget plan ppointed 'xith Go','. Jesse s Wi budgeta balancing plan its, I last eek. Most controxer- er !j t mall-business advoca- )ros that in 2o04-05, the gov- :w,s,llts $1.35 billion in new d Da matched by $ 1.35 billion 1 onl, cuts. _ak.clan is the wron solution Buri taxed, hieh spending state ;ernnnesota. '' said NFIB State I Hoa!!ike Hickev. "'The Governor nts. }a few da.',s ago that tax ould be a last resort, then ed a 50/50 split in spending ax increases. This sends the sage on how Minnesota ;l[fiscal difficulties, and to Irs and any business that w,onsidering an expansion in And it will do nothing to q'=innesot ; sluggish econ- tize " third|th e ading( most unpopular feature innesota said todax it is of the package, according to NFIB, is an increase in the minimum corporate fee. a tax that all businesses must pay regardless of how the)' are structured and in addition to other corporate income taxes they pay, Hickey said, "'The exemption for the smallest business has been removed by the administration, so this tax will nega- tively affect virtually every' business in our state," said Hickey. The current law exempts those who have total property payroll and sales under $500,000, but under the Governor's proposal they would be taxed $50 a )'ear. A business with total factors of $20 million or greater ould bae their fee raised from $5.(X)0 to $7,5(X1. The governor is also proposing extending the sales tax to a few addi- tional items, ith the extension of the tax to motor ehicle repairs being the most controversial, Hickey said "The short term budget balancing plan for budget xears 2002-03 does look bet- Think of your Website as a billboard. lues :'c name on i cafinot survive unless 3--ur I .ten calendar? / , :e, a rs, .mesrn or "| ag Stone Lake[ _ -:.. -- ick  who 'xould like to change ...,,,i! ,f . order, birthda,, --I IS POllltltlOll t[1"1'I II fin : " g on{ should contact Lorravne :'9-235t :'.e,ema::have name ,n '.aYi IRRESPONSIBLE!) ter," he added, "but still that plan uti- lizes new taxes to a tune of 20 percent of the total package." NFIB/Minnesota is encouraged by the commitment House Republican's have made to balance the budget with- out a tax increase by utilizing spend- ing cuts and tapping the various reserve funds that exist in state gov- ernment including the tobacco endowment fund. Additionally, Senate Republicans have recently proposed a similar plan. "The budget can be balanced with- out tax increases, and the small-busi- ness community will gixe strong sup- port to the House plan." Hickey said. "We also question whether the Legislature should attempt to balance the budget in 2004-05, especially when fiscal forecasting has been unpredictable in our state. It is more sensible to balance the budget on a two-year basis and wait to see what future budget projections and eco- nomic performance bring." Madsen-Andrews vows announced NORTHEAST ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER Serving N.E. South Dakota and Western Minnesota for 16 years tiemg patients weekly at the Ortonville Hospital. eg.  Lori Larson at 320-839-2502 for an appointment. WE ACCEPT MEDICARE ASSIGNMENT l  (605) 882-2630 or 1-800-658-4763 Mallard Pointe Business Park ILSIILD. ItkILV=m, IILD. Watertown, SD Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Madsen of Corona and Yvonne Andrews of Houston, TX announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Gregg and Kathy. There will be an open house reception Jan. 26, 2002 at 7 p.m, in Corona at JB's. All friends and relatives are cordially invited. No invitations are being sent. CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Comfortable Readine "Newspapers come into your home, almost like part of your family. You greet them in your bathrobe, carry them into your breakfast room, lounge with them in the den. They may be the only companions you actually take with a, ou into the bathroom." - ASNE Bulletin, a publication produced by managing editorss, i Find a honey of a deal in the Wouldn't you want it located at the busiest intersection in the Ortonville area? The Value of Keeping it Local The ortonvilleindependent.com deliv- ers what online users crave--news. But not just an)' news, it's news about our community. 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Ortonville Independent (320) 839-6163 present; Minnesota Twins Ca.ravan WHO: John Gordon, Tony Oliva, Denny Hocking, A.J. Pzerzynski WHEN: MONDAY JANUARY 28, 2002 6 PM PRI)GRAM AUTOGRAPHS AFTER PROGRAM WHERE: Ortonville High School Theater COST: Adults =4.00 Students *2. lO0%of the ticket money goes to youth baseball in Ortonville, Milbank, and Big Stone City TICKETS ON SALE AT: Bill's Super Valu Plus, Cenex C-Store and Radio Shack in Ortonville and Unity Square, Bill's Super Valu and Cenex C-Store in Milbank, SD 22, 2002 INDEPENDENT Page 9