"We're focusing on the state budget" was GOP legislative leaders' mantra Friday as they responded to reporters' questions about a...
Updated: April 02, 2011, - 07:20 PM
Just as the old rural-urban divide comes back into sharp relief at the State Capitol, a new economic study conducted for Minnesota Rural Partners is quantifying how interdependent the state’s regions are.
Updated: March 31, 2011, - 07:02 PM
The Legislature seems to favor a whack-now, reform-later approach, but there's still time for smart policy.
Updated: March 30, 2011, - 08:36 AM
'We'd have unlivable communities outside the metro area,' says the mayor of Thief River Falls.
Updated: March 19, 2011, - 06:14 PM
The affluent are still getting a better deal than other Minnesotans when state and local taxes are collected. That contention, a...
Updated: March 16, 2011, - 05:55 PM
Minnesota House Republicans said last week that they would aim $300 million in unspecified tax relief at low- and middle-income...
Updated: March 16, 2011, - 01:53 PM
Foundation leaders are not giving up on making government smarter and less costly.
Updated: March 12, 2011, - 05:02 PM
After weeks of saying that $4.2 billion in one-time federal money and an IOU to school districts weren't really "state" spending, the GOP senators incorporated the full sum into their analysis Thursday.
Updated: March 10, 2011, - 09:44 PM
Given the bad jobs news in Hutchinson this week, I didn’t expect to see Mayor Steve Cook at the Capitol...
Updated: March 10, 2011, - 08:51 AM