TRUMP’S WRONG HEADED TAX CUT PROPOSALS DENY US ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WE FACE

IMG_1821     The President and his allies in Congress are talking about their big plans for ‘huge’ tax cuts in the midst of massive weather related destruction. Making outrageous claims that this is what will bring about ‘tremendous’ economic growth, increased wages and increased job creation right here in America. All this from a man […]

New Laws Effective 7/1/14: Kill Switch, Pollinators, Broadband Connectivity, etc.

capitol New Laws going into effect on 7/1/14 reflect a wide range of goals for the state. Here are just some of the highlights: Education: The per-pupil basic education formula was increased. State colleges and universities are directed to develop a plan to help students transfer credits more easily. Gender Pay Gap: laws addressing expanded parental leave, […]

Bonding Proposal/Cash Plan has Broad Reach

Capital This year’s bonding proposal/cash plan which came out of the House Capital Investment Committee was released today. It includes $914.6 million in projects, $850 million of which will need to be borrowed through the bonding process. The University of Minnesota and MnSCU will both receive money for projects including $56 million to renovate the Tate […]

December Notice of Vacancies Posted

boardroom The Secretary of State’s Office released the monthly notice of vacancies that have occurred in multi-member state agencies. This month’s vacancies include positions on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council and others.

Economy Talk to take a break, here is a summary

Jeff Johnson Over the past several months I have brought you 30 conversations dealing with our current economic situation.  I invited guests from a variety of backgrounds to come and talk with me about how our economy works, how we ended up in a deep recession and how we might get out of it.  In addition I […]

A Knee Jerk Liberal

My good friend Deborah (Arnie) Arneson sent me an e-mail link to a blog post reviewing one of her recent speeches I pass it on as a follow up to my recent post: Arnie was, in a word, heroic. She concluded by reading a small portion of a 1991 article written by James Michener. Michener […]

Sorting Out Our School Levy Referendum – Nov. 8

We’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about whether or not there is enough funding for our local schools and whether more funding will help the schools or not. Again you here that tired phrase, “We must live with in our means. We only have so much money.” It is true for some but not […]

Economy Talk with Rep. Mindy Greiling

Listen in Wed. October 26, at 6pm when I talk education funding with Rep. Mindy Greiling on KYMN radio 1080 AM or you can join us online at KYMNradio.net.  As soon as the program is archived I will post the link. Former Education Finance Chair, Rep. Greiling says the result of the last session is: […]

Economy Talk with Rep. Tom Rukavina

Listen in Wed. October 19th at 6pm on KYMN radio 1080 AM or on line at kymnradio.net. We’ll be talking about higher education and workforce development in Minnesota and the effects of growing inequality in Minnesota and the rest of the country. Rep. Tom Rukavina was a contender for the DFL nomination for Governor. A […]
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