On Tuesday the folks over at Surly Brewing Co. took the time to issue their response to the proposed tax increase on Minnesota-made alcohol. In a lengthy blog post that details their multiple issues with the proposed excise tax increase, Surly makes it clear that this legislation can only hurt Minne ... More >>
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 >>
Chip Cravaack has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, the 'no tax increases ever for any reason' manifesto put together by anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist.But there is apparently at least one tax increase Cravaack, an embattled first-term U.S. Representative for northeastern Minnesota's 8th con ... 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 >>
In a commentary published in the Star Tribune today, economist Patrick Fleenor of Fiscal Economics Inc. makes a persuasive case that the state stands to gain less than lawmakers think from a GOP-proposed cigarette tax hike.Minnesota's cigarette tax is currently near the national average, but the ... More >>
Dayton said he was forced to sign a budget he didn't like.Minnesota's shutdown is over.Mark Dayton signed the nine budget bills and three spending bills at 9:00 a.m., ending the state's embarrassing, costly lockout on its 20th day. The shutdown's end is good news for the 22,000 state employee ... More >>
Mark Dayton will be the next governor of Minnesota.Be careful what you wish for, the old saying goes.
Mark Dayton took the oath of office as Minnesota's governor at noon, the first Democrat to hold that office in decades.
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 >>
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.