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March 11, 2014
As others see it: Better ways to boost wages
With Minnesota House members back in session and debating raising the minimum wage, the lawmakers’ interns are doing some of the work. ... But as the interns go about this researching, drafting and writing, some of it in support of raising the minimum wage, they’ll be doing so...
March 11, 2014 - 4:10pm
Letter: Thanks to those who represent us
By Dr. Richard G. Shrubb, President, Minnesota West Community and Technical College I’ve had the pleasure of working enough with our legislators here in southwest Minnesota to know what great people and public servants they are. In addition to the unflinching support I’ve...
March 11, 2014 - 4:08pm
Letter: Schomacker looks to latest economic forecast
By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne Minnesota’s economy continues to exceed expectations. State analysts recently found that our state is projected to see a $1.2 billion budget surplus for the remainder of the 2014-15 budget cycle, and a $2.6 billion windfall for the...
March 11, 2014 - 4:06pm
March 7, 2014
Iowa lawmakers clash over bullying bills
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cracking down on bullying in Iowa schools has been a priority this year for Gov. Terry Branstad, but lawmakers have criticized two competing bills and are seeking changes to the proposals. A bill in the House and another in the Senate both focus on giving...
March 7, 2014 - 9:57pm
Capital Chatter: House Democrats ramp up rural campaign
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Democrats want voters to know that most rural residents should pay lower property taxes on their homes after actions they took. “We think it is good news for Minnesotans and Minnesota homeowners,” House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis,...
March 7, 2014 - 9:50pm
March 6, 2014
Column: Protecting older Iowans - and protecting taxpayers
By DAVID JOHNSON, Iowa State Senator DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Legislature ended its eighth week by turning off the spigot after a flood of legislative proposals extending back to the previous week spilled over into full Senate debate. While most of the bills were “technical”...
March 6, 2014 - 4:06pm
Dayton plan included more tax cuts, bigger reserves
ST. PAUL -- A bigger tax cut and depositing more money in the state budget reserves are Gov. Mark Dayton's priorities in how to deal with a $1.2 billion surplus. The Democratic governor this morning announced he wants $616 million in tax cuts, a figure that includes $500 million...
March 6, 2014 - 10:24am
March 5, 2014
Letter: Time to invest in transportation
By John Brunkhorst, Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA) President, Hutchinson Do you recall what you paid per gallon the last time you filled up? As most Minnesotans have been to the gas pump lately, they probably have noticed a price fluctuation each time they fill up....
March 5, 2014 - 4:48pm
March 4, 2014
Column: Staying warm this winter
By U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar WASHINGTON — Having a warm place to call home is a necessity during these cold winter months. Especially here in Minnesota, where winter temperatures have plunged to record lows. For families who struggle to heat their homes, this extreme weather isn’t...
March 4, 2014 - 5:27pm
March 3, 2014
Letter: Five goals to achieve on immigration
By Paul Westrum, Albert Lea Over the years, I’ve had many people ask me what I would like to see done on the immigration issue. 1. Enforce our immigration laws. They haven’t been enforced for the last 25 years or more. 2. Secure our borders. 3. Stop illegal immigration....
March 3, 2014 - 4:40pm
February 28, 2014
Minnesota budget surplus at $1.2 billion
ST. PAUL — Good economic news looks like it will lead to a few Democratic squabbles over how to spend a budget surplus, with Minnesotans wondering if they will see taxes fall or state spending increase. “I’m happy to be here to deliver this budget forecast, not the weather...
February 28, 2014 - 9:49pm
Property tax cuts miss prediction
ST. PAUL — Minnesota property taxes did not fall as much as the Dayton administration said they would. A one-page report that appeared without notice on the state Revenue Department website late Friday afternoon indicated the property taxes fell $8 million in 2014, far short...
February 28, 2014 - 9:35pm
February 25, 2014
Editorial: Repeal new 2013 taxes
During the 2013 session, Minnesota lawmakers enacted three new sales taxes on business-to-business services. The backlash was almost immediate, and there has been considerable pleading for a repeal of each of these new revenue sources during the new legislative session that got under...
February 25, 2014 - 9:34pm
February 24, 2014
Analysis: Election-year politics won’t be far from MN legislators
ST. PAUL — Politics and legislating always are intertwined, but they could be even more so in the Minnesota Legislature this year. Minnesota’s 201 state lawmakers return to St. Paul today for a shorter-than-normal 2014 legislative session (they must be done by May 19), with a...
February 24, 2014 - 9:18pm
February 21, 2014
Legislators head to work Tuesday to begin busy session
ST. PAUL — Expect a minimum wage increase, but no tax increase, when Minnesota legislators return to St. Paul for the year at noon Tuesday. Expect...
February 21, 2014 - 9:47pm