REPRINT 1960: Cut Rate Fireworks
This Nelson's Cut Rate Fireworks ad from 1960 makes me wonder if I'd really want to buy cut rate fireworks.
This is the last post for today, leaving me still a full day behind. Tomorrow I ... Posted on 6/22/10 at 1:00 PM
Contracts for thousands of acres set to expire on Sept. 30
WORTHINGTON — According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, an estimated 550,000 acres of Minnesota land will expire from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the next three years.
Boehner remains insistent on a full-year extension
WASHINGTON (AP) — Careening toward a politically toxic tax hike, President Barack Obama implored House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to get behind a two-month stopgap until a longer deal could be struck early next year, calling it the only real way out of a mess that is threatening the paychecks of 160 million workers and isolating House Republicans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lurched toward Grinch-like gridlock on Tuesday as the Republican-controlled House rejected a two-month extension of Social Security tax cuts that President Barack Obama said was “the only viable way” to prevent a drop in take-home pay for 160 million workers on Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Saturday to temporarily avert a Jan. 1 payroll tax increase and benefit cutoff for the long-time unemployed, forcing a reluctant President Barack Obama to make an election-year choice between unions and environmentalists over whether to build an oil pipeline through the heart of the country.
Pawlenty promises to veto the bill due to increased taxes
ST. PAUL — A bill Minnesota representatives passed late Tuesday continues to trim the state’s largest spending area, health and human services programs.
Minnesota state officials announce lower budget gap
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s current budget picture is a bit brighter than three months ago, but the next budget could be the state’s biggest-ever financial challenge.
ST. PAUL — Bills to restrict a governor’s ability to unilaterally cut budgets are being introduced in the Minnesota Legislature, and the state Supreme Court says it will accept cities’ input when it considers the issue this spring.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Pawlenty tells the Minnesota Supreme Court that he and his commissioners followed state law and the constitution when he unilaterally cut state programs last summer.
In late December, a court ruled Pawlenty made those cuts unconstitutionally.
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