Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, is one half of the tandem leading the push for marriage equality. She's also leading the push to increase taxes on beer, wine, and liquor.SEE ALSO: Sunday liquor sales seem to be dead on arrival yet againYesterday, Clark's proposal to increase taxes on 31-gallon barr ... More >>
One day after Gov. Dayton proposed a 94-cent increase in the state's cigarette tax, State Fair officials announced that smokers will be huddled into pens starting with this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together.FROM OCTOBER: State smoking ban turns five today
In other words, smoking continues down the ... More >>
Today, Gov. Dayton unveiled his state budget proposal for the next biennium. SEE ALSO: Mary Franson wins recount in belated MNGOP election night success storyIt's a complicated, multifaceted document. But you won't be surprised to learn that before Dayton's budget press conference had even concluded ... More >>
A day after Republicans proposed a fiscal cliff counteroffer, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says a path to striking a deal before the end-of-year deadline is "more opaque."
"I think there should be a deal," Ellison told City Pages earlier today. "I think we do need a deal. But we're not going ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is really concerned about where her supporters stand on the important issues. She's so concerned, in fact, that she recently posted a "Conservative Priorities Survey" to her website in order to get a clearer idea of what her backers think.But let's just put it this way -- Bachmann h ... More >>
State Rep. Tom Rukavina, D-Virginia, may be a small guy, but he was prepared to "take it outside" yesterday in response to a GOP Representative's claim that the DFL "stuck it to the middle class."After Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, made that comment, a heated argument with Rukavina ensued that ... More >>
Dayton wants to end the shutdown, but he's making demands.After months holding out for a tax increase of some kind, Mark Dayton is telling Republican legislators that he'll accept their budget plan with no new taxes. In a letter to Republican leadership, Dayton says he still doesn't like the plan ... More >>
Minnesota's shut down, but the state GOP isn't.Mark Dayton says Minnesota Republicans are trying to mine the state shutdown for campaign money. The governor criticized the GOP for hitting up contributors while Minnesota can't pay for highway repairs and state parks. In a response to City Pages th ... More >>
Incredibly, Rep. Michele Bachmann compared the Nazi Holocaust with the American tax code over the weekend.
Today, the Anti-Defamation League scorned her twisted moral equivalency, as well as a similar statement by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Michele Bachmann: Time invoke the corollary to Godwin's Rule.In New Hampshire over the weekend, Michele Bachmann declared that the American tax code creates "a similar death and a similar taking away" as Hitler's extermination of six million Jews during the Holocaust.
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Glenn Beck explains the world.Down in South Carolina over the weekend, Michele Bachmann declared to a gathering of a few hundred Republicans that the tax code is a "weapon of mass destruction," and asserted in all seriousness that we ought to put Glenn Beck in charge of solving the debt crisi ... More >>
This guy's well versed in tax policy.The big tax debate and vote ended last night at City Hall with Minneapolis homeowners facing a 4.7 percent increase this coming year. It could have been worse. The original proposed increase was about 6.5 percent.
It's not as if Michele Bachmann actually needs anymore cash; she sits on mountains of greenbacks ready for the good spendin' to keep her congressional seat and personalized studio chair at Fox News. But by golly that Walter Mondale guy has a bull's-eye on her back now. Pelosi too! And don't f ... More >>
Welcome to the LegislatureSo here we are, with the clock ticking down on the legislative session and the state's books facing a monster budget shortfall. The Republican governor characterizes the conundrum as a horror movie franchise. A leading Democrat says Republicans have devolved into a c ... More >>
In a ruling that could suddenly pitch Minnesota into the uncharted territory of a $3.4 billion deficit, the Minnesota Supreme Court today said that Gov. Tim Pawlenty went above his authority by trying to use unallotment to unilaterally cut $5.3 million from a state program.
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You'd think that Clinton's decision amounting to a death sentence for thousands of HIV-positive Americans might generate a public outcry. Instead, the chattering classes were obsessed with Dick Gephardt's speech at Harvard.