According to the Redwood Falls Gazette, Rep. Marty Seifert received the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association's Legislator of the Year Award Monday. In his remarks, the House Minority Leader made some comments that we may be hearing again during the legislative seasons. Seifert said in 1972 the top three job providers in the state of Minnesota were 3M, Honeywell and Dayton-Hudson. They were big companies that provide good benefits to their... Read More
State Chamber backs a gas tax The West Central Tribune reports the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's support for a 7 Read More
The $30 million allocated to local road improvement in Gov. Pawlenty's $1 billion bonding proposal doesn't have some officials in Mower County very excited, according to the Austin Daily Herald: Read More
When local governments are under pressure to do more with less, it's tempting to focus on service cuts or fight over taxes, rather than tackle the long-term job of self-assessment and continuous improvement. Dakota County is one local government making sure it's looking at the big picture. Last week, according to an article in ThisWeek, Dakota County commissioners reviewed the county's report card from the Minnesota Council for Quality. The evalu... Read More
Sometimes it's hard to decide which anti-government myth is more ridiculous: that the public sector is too expensive or that it doesn't provide anything of value. And one of our ongoing challenges in making the case for more public investment is explaining to folks - in clear and more vivid ways - the good that our government does. We need to show, not just tell, the story about the myriad things at bargain prices that governme... Read More
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