May 23, 2013
Please join us in persuading our fellow Minnesotans that liberty, hard work, gratitude and self-restraint are the best Minnesota traditions we can pass on to the next generation.
May 23, 2013
A wealth property owners that doesn't pay property tax will get yet another tax break, in a move that may finally mean the repair or replacement of a bridge that has been deemed unusuable and unfixable for 20 years.
May 21, 2013
Introduction: As I write this, the Minnesota House is set to vote on a proposal to unionize independent, self-employed business owners who heretofore worked primarily for families of small children. Some of these business owners have customers who receive public subsidies. AFSCME, the powerful union of state and local workers, has been seeking to unionize, and enrich its coffers with the dues of, these business owners for several years now. Thanks in part to the union’s backing of today’s majority party, the Legislature will say “thank you” to AFSCME. And the union, in turn, will of course say “thank you” to the DFL with future contributions of time and treasure. While it’s true that
May 6, 2013
The old defined benefit model is not working and I have lost confidence that it can be saved. These pensions are supposed to be a secure, prudently managed retirement savings vehicle for public employees. Instead they are a political tool.
Apr 30, 2013
Someone should ask Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL – Golden Valley) why he would reduce his preferred minimum wage from $10.55 by 2015, when he argues that businesses would not suffer from paying more for minimum-wage workers.
Apr 25, 2013
Do personal income tax rates matter? See my friend's calendar for an answer.
Apr 3, 2013
There is much mischief at the state Capitol these days. One item you would not hear about but for our dogged devotion is a small but important transparency law that is about to get quietly cut.
Mar 18, 2013
In their Sunday editorial, the Pioneer Press highlights American Experiment's recently released report on state spending, "Minnesota Spending 101."
Mar 14, 2013
I dare say, 32% in less than six months is not small. Remember, in July 2009 when the federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 to $7.25, teen employment fell by 8%.
Mar 11, 2013
My visit to the Capitol was disturbing yesterday, hence the long email. I drove out of Saint Paul fearful that we are becoming incapable of governing our own lives, and that a majority of Minnesotans will use their vote to elect people who want to run our lives for us.