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Stealing from the middle class

Glenn Reynolds’ column proves that President Obama is waging war against the middle class: Though millions of Americans have been putting money into “tax free” 529 plans to save for their children’s increasingly expensive college educations, President Obama would change the law so that withdrawals from the plans to fund college would be taxed as […]

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Move MN’s motivation

Move MN’s motivation is laid out beautifully on their agenda webpage: In order to address the challenges in our current transportation system, new funding must: Be comprehensive to address, roads, bridges, transit, and bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Equitably balance the transportation needs of Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area. Be a long-term, sustainable […]

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Progressive Mark Dayton?

There’s no question that Gov. Dayton is a progressive. In 2010, he campaigned on the issue that Minnesota’s tax code wasn’t progressive enough. Immediately upon getting sworn in, he submitted a budget that raised income taxes. During the campaign, Gov. Dayton criticized Tom Horner’s cigarette tax for its regressivity. In 2013, Gov. Dayton signed a […]

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Transportation battle lines drawn

It didn’t take long for the DFL to define themselves on transportation: Then there’s Gov. Dayton’s fallback position on everything: “I say $6 billion and they say nothing?” a frustrated Dayton said last week during the press conference at which he made his “pure fantasy” remark about Republicans’ proposal. “This is not a beginning of […]

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DFL, lobbyists vs. GOP, roads & bridges

The Minnesota legislature is less than a week in and Gov. Dayton is already picking a fight with Republicans. The next time he picks a fight, he should know what he’s talking about. After reading this article, it’s apparent he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to transportation or economics: Gov. Mark […]

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Ken Martin, the DFL and ABM

There hasn’t been much of a dispute as to whether the DFL is attached at the lip with the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, aka ABM. After watching Almanac’s opening interview tonight, the debate is over on that. Ken Martin and the DFL are definitely attached at the lip to ABM. During the opening part […]

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