Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson got some laughs at the capitol press conference today with a Freudian slip, saying "the recovery is over,'' which he corrected to "the recession is over.'' Hanson and State Economist Tom Stinson went on in rather somber tones to explain that the recovery will be one of the "slowest on record'' and the November 2009 forecast is depressingly familiar: another sig... Read More
The Star Tribune's front-page story today finds that "less government'' is the overwhelming consensus "vision'' for Republican gubernatorial candidates. Peggy Lee and most Minnesotans want to know: Is that all there is? Leaving aside that this mantra sounds more like hard-right, activist-energizing radio talk than inclusive vision casting Read More
Times are tough in the world of commerce these days but the Minnesota Business Partnership put on an uplifting and clever show Tuesday night, highlighted by a very funny Twitterfest orchestrated by partnership director Charlie Weaver. The fictitious tweets that flashed up on the big screen were inspired, including the one ascribed to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, under the name "veer2right'', in a reference to his presidential pros... Read More
The Star Tribune's Thomas Lee reports that "Another Minnesota company leaves for Wisconsin."Dr. Joseph Ward, vice president of Marketing, said: Read More
After the bruising battle over the 2008 transportation bill, the Legislature requested a study of "value capture" as a potential way to raise revenue for future infrastructure investments in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies has released its analysis of eight potential strategies for funding transportation based on the concept. Currently, transportation improvements are funded by general revenue (based... Read More
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