Caroline Baum: Keynesians revive a Depression idea
Larry Summers is talking about it. So is Paul Krugman. So are other economists. And everyone else is talking about the folks who are talking about it. The “it” is secular stagnation.
CD 6: Krinkie calls out Emmer campaign
The politeness that has prevailed in the early stages of the CD 6 GOP race may have come to an end this week, when candidate Phil Krinkie fired the first volley aimed directly at a fellow Republican: frontrunner Tom Emmer.
November forecast looks to $825 million projected surplus
The November economic forecast released Thursday projects that the state of Minnesota will end the current biennium with an $825 million surplus. In the immediate afterglow, one note of consensus among major players was that the news should be taken with cautious optimism – though each cited different reasons for doing so.
U of M seeks bonding for building upgrades
The U of M is requesting $100 million for higher education asset preservation and replacement projects, which are designed to improve efficiency and extend the life of university buildings and infrastructure.
Lessard-Sams recommends $102 million in habitat projects for 2014
The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council last week wrapped up a hard-fought round of hearings on Legacy funding by making $102 million in recommendations for the 2014 Legislature. There are three items in particular that hung on to receive funding despite staunch opposition from some of the 12 members on the citizen/legislator panel.
Conservative activists occupy Paulsen’s office over shutdown remarks
A dozen conservative activists, including state Rep. Cindy Pugh, showed up at U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen’s Eden Prairie office Thursday morning in an effort to speak with the third-term GOP congressman about Obamacare and the federal government shutdown.