The lessons of Prohibition in Minnesota
One hundred years ago today, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, the first line of which read: The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United…
State and local taxes and spending
Detroit Lakes Online: Republicans ask voters to send them back to St. Paul to close $4.7 billion budget hole
The Center Square: Minnesota residents pay $9.01 per gallon in taxes on distilled spirits
Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Support Minnesotans by supporting Line 3
Grand Forks Herald: Letter: Minnesota needs Line 3 project
Star Tribune: Minnesota exports drop 17% because of the coronavirus
Duluth News Tribune: Statewide View: Legislators should play their role to spur economic recovery
John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.
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The legislature appropriates more money, the unions grab it for salaries, the school board cuts middle school band, and everyone blames the legislature for underfunding. Rinse and repeat.