The dollar amount of tax revenue seems far more likely to be a function of the size of the state's economy than of its tax rates. This means that if you want more money to fund government services, you are better off looking to increase the state's GDP than its tax rates.
While the City Council and the Mayor may attempt to deflect on this issue, the same residents who can get a Minnesota State ID card would be able to obtain the municipal ID. The only difference with this card is that it would allow illegal immigrants to have a valid form of ID, as well.
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Painter, who became famous for his dumpster fire ad, addressed a crowd of about 100 people in Ely, Minnesota on Tuesday, July 17th. Copper-nickel mining was one of the main topics of conversation at the event. Unfortunately, Painter's stance on the issue is, well, a dumpster fire.
Days after Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar—who is currently running to replace U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s 5th district—came out in support of the “abolish ICE” movement, at least one resident has taken it upon themselves to renovate the sidewalks of Minneapolis by pledging their additional support.
To be clear, if the Obama rule is fixed, the unions that have been certified would unfortunately continue until they are decertified—that is why MNPCA is not giving up in Minnesota. Decertification is the only way to get rid of these predatory unions; that and a declaration from Congress that they are illegal. But the state of Minnesota could no longer deduct union dues for the SEIU and deposit it in their coffers.
The employment-participation rate for 16- to 19-year-olds in Minnesota fell from 69.8 percent in 2000 to 52.3 percent in 2016, a decline of 17.5 percentage points. Unemployment rates for black and Hispanic workers in Minnesota continue to be above those for whites. To a large extent, these are the results of policy decisions, such as prevailing and minimum wage laws. Politicians should stop scratching their heads wondering where these problems come from, and act to solve them.
The national media has already written the first chapter of a potentially protracted standoff in northern Minnesota over the recently approved Enbridge 3 pipeline. The Wall Street Journal warns that environmental extremists intend to make a last stand over the pipeline that promises to bring well-paying jobs and economic prosperity to some of the poorest counties in the state. Weeks after Minnesota regulators approved the replacement of an oil pipeline that crosses the state, Native American and environmental groups are starting to oppose the project with a similar playbook to a failed effort to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Winona...