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Price Controls and Subsidies

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Mary Franson, through tears, says: "Democrats are just destroying this state"

    You wouldn't expect anything else, but Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, is no fan of the job the DFL-controlled legislature is doing so far this session.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson spouts bogus autism theories at House hearing, gets shut down [VIDEO]-- Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Fra ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2010
  • News

    March 17, 2010

    Farming for Federal Dollars

    Meet the Minnesotans who receive subsidies for not growing anything

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Collin Peterson rejects real changes to massive government farm subsidy program

    The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Righty fans cry foul over Bachmann-as-welfare queen data

    To which it's hard to resist paraphrasing a favorite GOP campaign attack: She was for the crop subsidies before she was against them.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Crop subsidy data suggests Michele Bachmann is a welfare queen

    As Michele Bachmann rails against government handouts, some of her critics point out she's feeding at the government trough.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Six Minnesotans sue Pawlenty over budget cuts

    A lawsuit filed yesterday challenges the constitutionality of Pawlenty's use of unallotment.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Leading the fight for farm welfare

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    Today's Wall Street Journal has a The Last Place on Earth

    After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2005
  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Ford Tough

    Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2005

    Wal-Mart fights disclosure of how much it's costing Minnesota taxpayers

    Retail giant doesn't want more California-style PR disasters According to Chris Serres in today's Strib, Wal-Mart is applying serious lobbying pressure to keep the state of Minnesota from compiling and publishing a list of the companies whose employees use the most state aid to make up shortfalls in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2005

    No wetland left behind

    Bush administration pays another journalist to pimp agenda According to documents obtained by USA Today, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture paid a freelance writer $9,375 to "research and write articles for hunting and fishing magazines describing the benefits of NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2005

    Corporate Welfare

    The Hidden Costs of Shitty Jobs Good Jobs First recently completed a study looking at which corporations are most reliant on taxpayer-funded programs to cover their workers' medical needs. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart was the chief offender. In eight out of the ten states that Good Jobs First was able ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2005

    The Hidden Costs of Shitty Jobs

    Good Jobs First recently completed a study looking at which corporations are most reliant on taxpayer-funded programs to cover their workers' medical needs. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart was the chief offender. In eight out of the ten states that Good Jobs First was able to uncover data for, the retail ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2004

    Home Wreckers

    Budget shenanigans by HUD and Bush threaten section 8 housing

  • Books

    November 25, 1998

    Musical Chairs

    A nonprofit developer sends poor tenants packing--to make room for other poor tenants

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    On Your Own

    The vacancy rate among buildings that accept Section 8 already hovers between zero to 2 percent, and it's going to get worse. According to a recent study, landlords are "increasingly reluctant to accept Section 8 tenants."

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    House of Hollman

    Four months after she moved in, Carmen Brown found out the city would be razing her building to spruce up the neighborhood. It's one of numerous additions to the demolition list produced by the Hollman agreement

  • News

    November 6, 1996
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    March 13, 1996
  • News

    November 15, 1995

    Swept Away

    The likely demolition of over 700 public housing units in north Minneapolis will scatter people who live there and open up 73 acres of prime real estate at downtown's edge. Is it a matter of civic renewal or a land grab?

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