Today, House DFLers unveiled their proposed tax bill, and it's bad news for those of you who like to drink.SEE ALSO: The "I hate the Pedal Pub" Facebook page is hilarious [IMAGES]House DFLers are proposing the first increase in the state's liquor tax in years. It'd add roughly seven cents to the cos ... More >>
The D.C.-based Cato Institute is a conservative think tank co-founded by Charles Koch, so of course researchers there and Gov. Mark Dayton weren't destined to be bosom buddies.SEE ALSO:-- Mark Dayton rips Paul Ryan for fudging Grandma's Marathon time... by over an hour-- Mike Parry says Governor Day ... More >>
BREAKING NEWS: Republicans don't like tax increases, whether they're a result of new legislation or simply allowing tax cuts to expire. SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills, GOP Senate candidate, says he'd support tax increase, fight Grover Norquist-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klobuchar up 19, says new poll-- Mich ... More >>
The stress of a moribund U.S. Senate campaign might be getting to Kurt Bills.SEE ALSO:-- Michael Brodkorb hates Kurt Bills, wants write-in MNGOP U.S. Senate candidate-- Kurt Bills' new ad takes Klobuchar's joke out of context, but what else do you expect? [VIDEO]-- Dave Wellstone calls Kurt Bills' h ... More >>
An exchange on the House floor Tuesday night succinctly captured the difference of opinion between MNGOP and DFL lawmakers about a tax bill vetoed this morning by Gov. Mark Dayton.House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston, described the legislation as a "smokin' hot tax bill." In reply, ... More >>
MNGOP lawmakers really, really want to cut taxes. But tax cuts require spending decreases, and that's where the problem lies. On a 72-62 party-line vote, House Republicans yesterday passed a bill that would cut business property taxes by $40 million next year and then reduce the levy annually unt ... More >>
Michele Bachmann attributes the Wall Street bailout to Obama, not Bush.Michele Bachmann has flunked American history again.
"When he came in as the president of the United States," she said of Barack Obama yesterday in South Carolina, "he decided we had to have this $700 billion bailout of Wall ... More >>
Bachmann vs. Stephanopoulos: No contest.Never letting the facts get in the way of a good soundbite, Michele Bachmann's been caught with her pants on fire by PolitiFact again.
George Stephanopoulos, on "Good Morning America," asked her why it was okay for the wealthy to get tax breaks, but no ... More >>
This woman wants a bridge.Tim Pawlenty got away with not raising taxes by redefining a "tax" as a "user fee."
Now Michele Bachmann supports a redefinition of earmarks she likes, because those earmarks aren't really earmarks. They're, well, something else.
Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says.
Turns out she had her h ... More >>
Gunyou criticized Pawlenty's no-tax mantraBacked by an entourage of family members and fellow politicians, DFL-endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher confirmed rumors this afternoon that she has plucked Minnetonka city manager John Gunyou as her running mate in the gubernatorial race.
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Following through as promised and predicted, GOP Gov. Pawlenty vetoed the budget-balancing package approved by the DFL-controlled Legislature yesterday because it raises taxes.
Both sides now have until Monday to come up with some sort of compromise to avoid a nearly $3 billion deficit.
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Hundreds of taxpayers, many of them small-business owners, are out up to $20,000 each because authorities didn't feel obliged to point out that people were calculating their taxes under an outdated law.
Everybody's behind the Minneapolis schools referendum this year--including local business interests that opposed it last time. Why? Because their taxes will go down, while those of most homeowners will go up.