DFL gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton has not had a good September. The Department of Revenue estimated that his proposed tax increase on the rich would yield not quite half of the $4 billion he originally claimed it would generate; when Dayton submitted a revised budget, it got the tax proceeds right but still fell almost $1 billion of solving the deficit.Read More »
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Among the many reasons the DFL party establishment wants Margaret Anderson Kelliher to triumph in both next month’s primary and in the November general election is to finally halt the notorious string of ballot box failures wrought by its endorsed candidates for governor. The last time the DFL endorsement process lined up behind a gubernatorial winner was in the case of Rudy Perpich back in 1986. But that hardly counts, because Perpich was the incumbent at the time, a distinction he earned only after defeating the previous DFL endorsee, Warren Spannaus, in the 1982 primary.Read More »
Like a kid learning to ride a bike, Sean Kershaw believes, the state legislative session of 2008 was wobbly but managed to make progress. The session was “a training wheels year,” Kershaw, president of the St. Paul-based Citizens League, said ...Read More »
The makeup of the state Legislature that will sit down for the 2006 session starting in March may depend on what happens in St. Cloud. That’s because for sure one but possibly as many as three legislators will be giving ...
Tagged with: 2006 legislative races Blois Olson Dave Kleis House Ways and Means Committee Jim Knoblach Joe Opatz John Ellenbecker Mark Kennedy Mark Ourada St. Cloud Steve Frank Steve Sviggum Tarryl ClarkRead More »