DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Letter to the editor I want to applaud the News Tribune for writing about the number of wealthy Minnesotans who want to pay more than the meager taxes they are currently paying ("Wealthy Minnesotans to state: We'll pay more," June 23). These Minnesotans realize a better quality of life for themselves and others is not through handouts, but in giving people living-wage jobs where they can make a contributio... Read More
DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Governor's challene to tax petition from rich echoes administration's bail out schemes A call by some of Minnesota's better-heeled residents to raise taxes on the rich seemed worthy of little more response than a "so noted" when it appeared in a full page Minneapolis Star Tribune advertisement last week. No tax bill is pending, the Legislature isn't in session and neither Republican nor DFL nor even I... Read More
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS Last week, 203 high-earning Minnesotans took out a full-page ad in the Minneapolis newspaper announcing their willingness to pay an extra two cents on every dollar they earn to help the state invest more in such things as education, health care and transportation. While this plan attracted another 100 signatures from supporters who heard about it that day, it also earned the expected ridicule from Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who... Read More
STAR TRIBUNE The great state tax debate in this year's governor's race was starting to look like a bust. Consider the positions staked out by the gubernatorial candidates endorsed by the state's three major parties: Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he's no longer bound by his infamous "no new taxes" pledge. But he doesn't want to raise taxes. DFL endorsee Mike Hatch says his plans for higher spending can b... Read More
STAR TRIBUNE Memo to Minnesota: Some of our wealthiest residents think state government needs more money and they're willing to pay the bill. More than 200 wealthy Minnesotans signed a full-page ad that appears in the Star Tribune today asking the state to raise $2 billion for various initiatives by increasing the state's tax burden for high-salary earners. "We need to invest more in our future," said Joel Kramer, former publi... Read More
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