Editorial: State budget/curb barbs; find compromiseStar Tribune | May 10, 2005 Gov. Tim Pawlenty had his fun last week with the Senate DFL majority's tax plan. With intemperance reminiscent of his predecessor, the quick-tongued Republican governor blasted as "profoundly stupid" the plan to raise income taxes in the next two years on the state's 42,000 top earners. The Senate bill is "a job killer," he said. To be fair, the DFLers had some b... Read More
State Shutdown: A Different ViewTPT's Almanac | July 1, 2005Featuring Growth & Jusitce Board Member David Lillehaug Examine the state shutdown from the perspective of a group of politicos who operate at arms length from the capitol. Mitch Pearlstein, David Lillehaug and Sean Kershaw are guest panelists. Click here to view segment. Read More
Wanted: College grads seek quality jobsDuluth News Tribune | August 7, 2005By Ruth Liao It's a classic chicken-or-egg conundrum: Which comes first, the educated work force or the jobs? "I'm seeing my friends moving away," said Chuck Bahr, a 2001 Lakeview Christian Academy graduate, referring to Duluth. "They're not having any connections here. We all assume we're not going to come back." Bahr, who's completing his fifth year at North Central ... Read More
Rethinking Minnesota Taxes ReportAM 950 Nick Coleman Show | August 18, 2005Featuring Joel Kramer, Executive Director of Growth & Justice Joel Kramer discusses Growth & Justice's current projects, including the Rethinking Minnesota Taxes report. The interview begins at the fifteenth minute (15:00). Download Quicktime Read More
State's wealth is healthy, but will we be wise?Star Tribune | August 19, 2005By David Peterson Two top state government analysts are giving a series of quiet talks in which they describe Minnesota as a rich state that is getting richer but could face a more troubled future unless it invests in things like schools. On Thursday, State Demographer Tom Gillaspy and State Economist Tom Stinson delivered that message to a standing-room-only audience ... Read More
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