In the wildernessMy former Republican colleagues in the U.S. House are headed to the wilderness for another 40 years if they continue their current path. Following the lead of extremists like Rush Limbaugh is a prescription for disaster. But that's the course Republican leaders set when their whip declared the House Republican strategy will be to "Just Say No" to President Obama. To see the folly of their strategy, Republican members need lo... Read More
State education accountability site is anything butBy John Fitzgerald , Minnesota 2020 Here Read More
A pragmatic governor would raise revenues After attending the town hall meeting in Bemidji on Feb. 20, you could say the consensus was that many people and organizations in our area are concerned about the proposed cuts under the plan that our governor has proposed to the people of Minnesota. What was unfortunate about this forum was everyone had a lot to say about his or her concerns, but not many proposals were offered on how to fix the mass... Read More
Governor's tax cuts = unemploymentThe Governor Read More
In state's cities, Pawlenty finds formidable foesThe old cold war between GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the state's nonpartisan mayors has been heating up lately (to the amusement of us Capitol watchers, who welcome a variation on the usual DFL vs. GOP fight). Pawlenty has a propensity to squeeze city aid hard when state money gets tight, and to accuse the mayors of profligacy and political playacting when they protest. Which, of course, make... Read More
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