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April 19, 2013
As others see it: Legalize Sunday liquor sales
It's as predictable as champagne at midnight on New Year's Eve. The Sunday liquor issue has surfaced again at the Minnesota Legislature. And, once again, proposed legislation to legalize Sunday liquor sales looks like it's already dead. But last week things got weirder when an attempt...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 16, 2013
Letter: Legislative survey results announced
The numbers are tabulated and the results from the House District 22A legislative questionnaire distributed earlier this year are ready to be...
April 16, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Those tricky taxes: Complexities make reform difficult for legislators
ST. PAUL - Making Minnesota's tax system fair is a key goal for state lawmakers and the governor. But the definition of tax fairness is more...
April 5, 2013 - 9:17pm
April 2, 2013
Letter: State's payment rate to nursing homes must increase
Two weeks ago, legislative leaders in St. Paul released budget targets that should be of grave concern for Minnesota seniors and anyone who has a grandparent or parent in Long Term Care, or a family member who works in the profession. While many in St. Paul have expressed bipartisan...
April 2, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
As others see it: Oversight failure hurts
People often wonder why Minnesotans have become so skeptical of state government.
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 28, 2013
As others see it: Time for all-day K
Then a principal at Duluth's Homecroft Elementary, Bill Gronseth saw with absolute clarity what studies had been touting for years: All-day kindergarten, as opposed to just half days, gave kids a jump-start on learning and led to remarkable academic success. ... So, in 2009, following...
March 28, 2013 - 12:00am
March 26, 2013
Letter: Dayton's latest budget proposals are too costly
With six weeks left in the legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leadership have begun releasing updated budget proposals and spending targets. I'm troubled by the proposals' increased spending. Over the past two years, we greatly improved Minnesota's financial standing...
March 26, 2013 - 12:00am
March 21, 2013
Letter: State legislation may increase your electric rates
Electric cooperatives support renewable energy, but pending state solar legislation goes too far and will increase electric rates for all Minnesotans. The House Energy Policy Committee recently introduced an Omnibus Energy Bill. It excludes cooperatives from the Renewable Energy...
March 21, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Column: It's time to finish the job on Farm Bill
WASHINGTON -- As Congress digs into federal farm policy this year, "job one" should be enacting a five-year Farm Bill that will give farmers...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 15, 2013
Ready for reform
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is just a few steps away from some of the biggest health insurance reforms in recent history. Lawmakers have worked out...
March 15, 2013 - 9:31pm
Column: Now's the time to close business tax loopholes
WASHINGTON -- Budget battles in the statehouse and in Washington have been predictably ugly this year. And it stands to get worse as we prepare for looming cuts across the board. In St. Paul, lawmakers continue to exchange jabs about what programs to prioritize. The automatic across-the-board...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
March 14, 2013
Letter: Here's a different kind of North Korea policy
A pre-emptive strike on North Korea would draw other nations into the conflict. Anything that makes the North Korean government lose face may cause them to commit suicide and take half the world with them. It would be better to use a B-52 and drop a few carloads of rice on Pyongyang....
March 14, 2013 - 12:00am
Editorial: Take same-sex marriage issue to public
It remains to be seen whether same-sex marriage will be legalized in Minnesota during the current legislative session, but we think the effort to do so is a misplaced priority. After all, even though there's no budget in place yet, there has already been plenty of legislative time...
March 14, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
Letter: Health care exchange does more harm than good
The Minnesota House has approved legislation that creates a health insurance exchange in Minnesota. I opposed this version of the legislation because the bill does not guarantee better health care, lower insurance premiums, increased coverage or savings in the health care system. When...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Dayton to drop business sales tax plan
ST. PAUL -- It seemed as if pretty much no one liked Gov.
March 8, 2013 - 10:01pm