State should revive tax program for small donations
Tucked into the resignation letter Republican State Chairman Tony Sutton issued on Dec. 2 was an acknowledgement that a GOP-backed tax law change has contributed to the financial trouble that beset his party on his watch.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s 2009 unallotment and the Legislature’s subsequent defunding of refunds for small donors to candidates and political parties — a change long sought by Republicans — pinched the Grand Old Party hard.
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