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 >>
Meet the Minnesotans who receive subsidies for not growing anything
The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.
To which it's hard to resist paraphrasing a favorite GOP campaign attack: She was for the crop subsidies before she was against them.
As Michele Bachmann rails against government handouts, some of her critics point out she's feeding at the government trough.
A lawsuit filed yesterday challenges the constitutionality of Pawlenty's use of unallotment.
Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Budget shenanigans by HUD and Bush threaten section 8 housing
A nonprofit developer sends poor tenants packing--to make room for other poor tenants
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."
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
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?