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Zach Dorholt: MAPE’s representative

After reading this LTE in the St. Cloud Times, it’s frighteningly apparent that some members of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees union can’t comprehend grade school English. Here’s why that’s frighteningly apparent: As the PAC chair of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, I am concerned former House Rep. Jim Knoblach used our name […]

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KSTP Truth Test: Dayton ad gets C

Tom Hauser’s Truth Test of Gov. Dayton’s ad might’ve gotten an A in accuracy if he hadn’t tried marketing himself as a tax cutter: NARRATOR: Cut taxes while increasing our rainy day fund and investing in education. HAUSER: It’s true that Gov. Dayton increased the rainy day fund and invested more in education but it’s […]

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Dorholt delivers?

According to this ad by the House DFL Caucus, Zach Dorholt is “delivering for St. Cloud and the middle class”: That’s a nice-sounding chanting point. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have anything to do with reality. Job creation has stagnated. Revenues are falling short of projections. Most importantly, Dorholt voted for spending $90,000,000 on an office building […]

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ABM won’t stop lying

This video is just another example of how Education Minnesota and the Alliance for a Better Minnesota can’t resist lying about Republicans: The “cutting education to pay for tax breaks for big corporations” storyline was used against Tom Emmer in 2010. Back then, KTSP and rated that ad as false. That’s because they’re polite. […]

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Dayton: let’s raise taxes again

According to Patrick Condon’s article, Gov. Dayton stopped short of officially announcing more tax increases. Instead, he said that the Legacy Amendment might be an option he’d consider to pay for Minnesota’s transportation needs: The governor cited the 2008 Legacy Amendment, for which voters willingly approved a statewide sales tax increase to pay for spending […]

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Exploding the Dayton-DFL myths

This AP article lists early the type of messaging we’ll hear from Gov. Dayton and the DFL: For Democrats, back-to-school week brings a chance to brag about the launch of statewide all-day kindergarten where parents aren’t hit with fees or school districts don’t have to absorb costs of the extra classroom time. Over the next […]

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