The Twin Cities Met Council: A Comparative Assessment This report is designed to give lawmakers and citizens basic information about how the Met Council compares to other large, metro area bodies bot...Read full report
Minnesota’s Constitution imposes some important limitations on a city’s tax power. For several years, the city of St. Paul has imposed a right-of-way assessment on all property owners to fund road...Read full article
Allow me to juxtapose two news stories. The first is a local story, a small rebellion so obscure you might not have noticed it, which signals an important shift in regional partnerships. The other is ...Read full article
Gov. Mark Dayton did not just veto a tax bill last week that passed with an overwhelming legislative majority. He also vetoed the pension bill, which was crafted under the Pension Commission leadershi...Read full article
(Golden Valley, MN) Center of the American Experiment today urged Gov. Tim Walz to immediately drop his proposals for tax increases totaling over $1.6 billion for the next biennium in response to a ne...Read full post
Election judges perform a vital, if often overlooked, oversight role in ensuring the integrity of elections. But the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC), a powerful, left-leaning lobbying group, wants la...Read full post
Rent control disincentivizes investing in the maintenance of existing housing units. It also discourages investment in the production of new housing. Ultimately, this hurts low-income individuals the ...Read full post
Minneapolis funding bill stalls in House A bill failed on the floor of the House this week. This shouldn’t be newsworthy, except for the fact that once a bill makes it to the floor of the House or S...Read full post
The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center already stands to collect a probable $500,000 in federal pandemic aid, as well as an undetermined amount of additional federal financial help under a catch-a...Read full post
Howard Root: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Fed’s Hit-List (5.12.17, 50 min.)...
This presentation is designed to give lawmakers and citizens basic information about how the Met Council compares to other large, metro area bodies both in terms of governance structure and scope of a...