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  • Minneapolis: Making commuting more difficult for motorists

    Last week, the Star Tribune featured an insightful article that provided details about the state’s “bike lobby” and their plans to ask the 2016 Minnesota legislature to decrease speed limits on city streets. Current speed limits in Minneapolis and St. Paul on urban streets is 30-miles per hour.

  • Let public school teachers decide if they want representation, or not

    [from a commentary in the January 8, 2016 Star Tribune]  If I’ve learned anything from the three generations of public school teachers in my family, it’s that they have strong opinions about education policy — and that they entered teaching to promote student, not personal, enrichment. While teachers might disagree about education policy and about policymakers telling them how to do their jobs, most teachers are in the classroom because they care about helping all students live up to their ...

  • Liberals won't be happy until Minnesota has the highest income tax rates in the nation

      The good news?  Minnesota is projected to have a nearly $2 billion dollar budget surplus in 2016. The bad news?  You and I created that surplus after a majority in the legislature and the governor in 2013 voted to permanently raise taxes by $2 billion.  It remains the largest tax increase in state history. But that’s not the worst news!  Not only are our state tax coffers overflowing with additional taxes forcibly collected from you and me but some elected officials ar...

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