Wieffering article...Pawlenty Pants on FireNY Times article on Pritchard...PioPress on boomers....Robert Reich...stats on loss of pensions...Baby Boomer plight...401K failure...Wrote about pension grabs more than a decade ago...Don't need to give away the store... Read More
It's sometimes hard to get top business executives to locate to Minnesota -- what with the cold weather and progressive income taxes -- but once they've lived here awhile, it's even harder to get them to leave. I've heard some version of that story many times in business quarters, most recently at a BioBusiness event in Rochester. Those of us who have lived elsewhere have theories about this. ... Read More
Michael O'Keefe was one of the standouts in a highly respected state cabinet that came together to help neophyte Gov. Jesse Ventura in 1999, and O'Keefe served ably as commissioner of the Department of Human Services, one of the state's largest and most complex agencies. He's also had a distinguished career as a foundation CEO (McKnight) and a college president (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), and he ... Read More
If you want to stay on the cutting edge of Minnesota education policy debate in the coming months, you really must watch TPT-TV's broadcasts this week of a recent "Minnesota Meeting'' on education reform.(It's a one-hour show, and will be broadcast five times in the coming week on TPT Minnesota Channel 2.2 or TPT Life Channel 2.3, click here for more detail on viewing times and digital access). The Minn... Read More
Here's a round-up of some particularly good fodder for practical progressives in the news recently: Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus is continuing to develop as a thoughtful centrist heir to David Broder and she really hit the mark with her recent commentary (headlined in the Star Tribune, "If taxes never go up, we go down''). Marcus nailed Gov. Tim Pawlenty for his recent statement implying that the U.S. has highe... Read More
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