Reading Far Too Much Between the Lines

On June 1st, a letter was sent to the Senate members of the Tax Working Group signed by some of the suburban Senators. The letter was one of those atta-boy letters without many real hard-hitting points. It reinforces the Senate position of linking property tax...

Suburban Senator’s Letter

Dear Senate Conferees: We are writing to thank you, as Senate taxes working group conferees, for standing up and fighting for the homeowners we represent. We recognize that you are under intense pressure to give up every point of contention, but we urge you to remain...

Minn Takes it on the Chin

It was surprising that the State Senate needed to take a vote on the appointment for acting Commerce and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Steven Minn. Normally if the relationship between the legislature and a governor deteriorates over an issue both try to...

Ruling the Roost

Many consider Senator¬†“Saint John” Marty¬†(DFL-54, Roseville) to be a bane on the Minnesota political system. In the early nineties, he ran around like Chicken Little claiming that the system was corrupt. That may have been his experience in Illinois where...