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May 22, 2014
What’s more important when it comes to current matters of race in the United States? That the pathetic owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, possibly in the early stages of some kind of dementia, said absurdly racist things to his mistress?
May 20, 2014
Katherine Kersten exposes the flaws in the Met Council's new 30-year-plan in the Wall Street Journal.
Apr 14, 2014
The Metropolitan Council sees economic storm clouds on the Twin Cities’ horizon. We are in danger of losing jobs and creative young professionals to more enlightened metro areas, like Portland and Seattle, the council warns.
Apr 9, 2014
Are we seeing a renaissance in public transit use by Americans? The answer is yes, if you believe a new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the transit industry’s lobby group.
Mar 5, 2014
Ever get the sense too many laws, regulations, and rules are causing us to leech common sense from a pipe bigger than the one Keystone foes don’t like? Prohibitions which, if they are not absurd on their face, are frequently interpreted that way.
Feb 27, 2014
“Antibullying” legislation is a top priority for DFL leaders at the Capitol this year. In the last session, their bill got hung up in the Senate, and they appear determined to muscle it through this time around.
Feb 23, 2014
There is a reason the Minnesota Constitution devotes a lengthy and separate section to the state highway system. It really is that central to our economy and quality of life.
Feb 21, 2014
Taxpayers are rightfully wary of taxes directed at the general fund these days. Trust in government is at historic lows, and even liberals will admit in private that “government” and “efficiency” rarely belong in the same sentence. Think MNsure.
Feb 13, 2014
With the exception of teachers in Duluth and St. Paul, Minnesota public school teachers all save for retirement by making contributions to the Teachers Retirement Association (TRA). Taxpayers also contribute as part of an overall benefit package.
Feb 7, 2014
Back in 1967, the Metropolitan Council was created to solve a problem: The growing population of the Twin Cities region had a sewage problem spawned by a patchwork of sewer and septic systems, and letting the problem fester would be a significant problem for public health.