While Olson drew a hard line on revenue increases, some chamber members took a pragmatic view. Jim Hoolihan, owner of Industrial Lubricant Company in Grand Rapids, said business owners and executives had to be willing to shoulder a larger burden as Dayton and lawmakers try to bring stability to the state budget."We have to reduce costs and we have to raise revenues," said Hoolihan, whose business is a supplier for mining and logging operations and employs 40 people in Minnesota. Asked if he personally is willing to pay higher taxes, Hoolihan responded: "I wouldn't want to be quoted in the paper saying that my taxes should go up. But we all have to be part of the solution."
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