Justice at stake in state's budgetingThe Minnesota Court of Appeals on Feb. 10 reversed a Chicago woman's conviction for third- and fourth-degree assault on a St. Paul police officer, because nine months elapsed between the incident and her district court trial. "Appellant was deprived her right to a speedy trial as guaranteed by the U.S. and Minnesota constitutions," wrote the court, in a decision that some court watchers fear will become more c... Read More
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The governor's budget is simply just wrongDuring the <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />Minnesota budget debate, Governor Pawlenty has still maintained that he has the right approach to solving this chasm of a deficit. He states unequivocally that increasing taxes will not happen.But his budget will deepen Minnesota's economic tailspin. It is the wrong policy...it is bad policy...and if the legislature does not alter its trajectory, Minnesota will... Read More
Pawlenty has become Minnesota's perpetual-deficit machine A reporter brought up a symmetry at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's news conference Tuesday on the latest budget forecast: Pawlenty began as governor with a projected $4.5 billion deficit Read More
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