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MPCA Citizen Board’s final meeting

The MPCA’s Special Interests’ Citizens Board held its final meeting Tuesday. It was a bittersweet day, depending on your political persuasion. For environmental activists, it was a bitter ending. For people that believe in holding government accountable, it was a beautiful sight. First, let’s listen to the special interests’ whining: “Dissolving the Citizens’ Board is […]

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Citizens vs. John Marty

If anyone needed confirmation that the Iron Range thinks that they’re being treated like second class citizens by Metrocrats like John Marty, this week’s Onions ‘N Orchids might provide some of that proof: Orchids: To the DFL Iron Range Delegation. You all did an exceptionally good job representing corporate mining and corporate agricultural interests during […]

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Ignoring Dayton’s disaster

Rep. Jennifer Schultz’s op-ed is yet another op-ed that discounts Gov. Dayton’s disastrous decisions: On Friday, the Minnesota Legislature held a special session that concluded a disappointing year. Like most Minnesotans, I was not pleased the Legislature was unable to conclude its business on time or with the content of the resulting compromise bills. Let’s […]

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Marty tried ousting Bakk

In a session that saw tons of weird things happen, finding out that Sen. John Marty and other Twin Cities DFL senators tried ousting Sen. Bakk as majority leader ranks right up there: ST. PAUL — How successful of a job did Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook do for the Iron Range while […]

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Government’s biggest failure

This morning, the St. Cloud Times’ Our View editorial couldn’t get it more wrong: Seriously, short of breaking the two-party stranglehold on state government, this session stands as Minnesota’s poster child for reforming a budget-building process that’s come to rely on procrastination as a feeble excuse for letting a handful of 202 elected officials (201 […]

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More about the Citizens Board

Bill Hanna’s article has a great explanation for why eliminating the MPCA’s Citizen Board is such a good thing: ST. PAUL — Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. And Iron Range lawmakers were at the top of their game in that regard to forge a hard-fought good end to the 2015 legislative session. […]

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