There Will Be a Joint Convention on U of MN Regents

Minnesota Report Today, on the House floor House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-46A, Golden Valley) announced there will be a joint convention between the House and Senate for the selection of University of Minnesota Regents. The selection will include the student...

No Surprise, Legislative Leaders Fail to Make Self-Imposed Deadline

Minnesota Report Aspirational goals are an element of politics and emblematical of how politicians make promises they fail to keep. With Minnesota being the only state in the nation with divided government, the making of a political promise, even a joint one, between...

Taxpayers Versus Tax-takers

Minnesota Report Before his election of US House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI01) used to refer to the people of our nation as the Makers v. the Takers. This juxtaposes against the Democratic view of the Haves v. the Have Nots. As we listen to the discussions about the...

Walz’s Numbers Don’t Add Up Well

Minnesota Report Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) was a social study teacher and not a math teacher, so its not all surprising to learn that the numbers in his budget don’t add up well for the economically disadvantaged and this is in large part because there is not a...