Pawlenty budget picks on helpless, mute and vulnerable In Minnesota, if a low-income person qualifies, he can get public dental insurance. If he visits a dentist, about half the bill usually is paid by that insurance. But Gov. Tim Pawlenty has come up with a proposal to use money from the public dental insurance fund to help fix Minnesota Read More
Schools brace for devastating budget cutsBy John Fitzgerald , Minnesota 2020 Minnesota schools continue to be financially crushed well beyond the current economic crisis. After years of state neglect, schools are shedding teachers and programs at an alarming rate. Consider these planned cuts for the 2009-10 school year: These cuts come as no surprise. The state has been cutting back on education investment for years, leaving overburde... Read More
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Wayne Cox: Why taxing top incomes is not folly President Obama's promise to lower taxes on middle-income working families has become law. This week the president fulfilled a second campaign promise by proposing to let the Bush tax cuts for those with income above $250,000 a year expire as scheduled in 2010. Should Minnesota follow Obama's example and withdraw its decadelong state income tax cuts for high-income households? The public certai... Read More
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