The good news: the Minnesota legislature adjourned on Monday, May 18th and accomplished a great deal of bi-partisan reform. This is a major accomplishment for first-term Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt since Republicans who control the House occupy only one-third of state government. The bad news: Governor Dayton apparently doesn’t understand the nature of compromise and vetoed three of the bills that passed the legislature with bipartisan support.
Hours after we learned of the Amtrak crash on the Northeast Corridor that killed eight people, big government liberals raced to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to blame conservatives. According to several congressmen, it’s the Republicans fault that innocent passengers tragically died on Amtrak last Monday night.
Crony Capitalism, Minnesota Style One of the most distasteful side effects of big government is crony capitalism. What is crony capitalism? It’s when business interests capitalize on their government connections and use that to get subsidizes and other tax breaks that provide them with an unfair advantage against their competitors.
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Small Group Insurance Rates
Analysis of Dayton's Tax Plan
Minimum Wage in Minnesota
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