Steele County Republicans
7 under-the-radar polices likely to pass in 2024

7 under-the-radar polices likely to pass in 2024

The big stuff at the Capitol always garners lots of press. They’re going to pass a billion-dollar borrowing bill, spend another $500 million on stuff we don’t need, chip away at our Second Amendment rights and put an equal rights amendment on the ballot in 2026...

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National Police Week 2024

National Police Week 2024

This week marks National Police Week, in honor of the peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty over the past year. Governor Walz has ordered flags in Minnesota to be flown at half-mast in recognition of the week. “In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed...

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Pushback on EPA Power Plant Rule Gains Steam

Pushback on EPA Power Plant Rule Gains Steam

Photo credit: Tony Webster via Flickr (licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0) North Dakota and West Virginia are leading a coalition of 23 states in suing to stop the EPA’s new greenhouse gas regulations on power plants. The final rule was published on April 25 and went...

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Property tax battles could be coming to St. Paul

Property tax battles could be coming to St. Paul

Last week I wrote about the looming budget battle in Minneapolis resulting from an increase in spending at the same time as declining commercial property values were dragging down commercial property tax payments. I noted that “Any city which has seen...

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Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/10/24

Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 5/10/24

State and local taxes and spending Minn Post: Minneapolis residents could face steep rise in property taxes Star Tribune: Minneapolis residential property taxes could rise steeply in 2025 KFGO: MN House passes new tax budget bill Minnesota Reformer: House and...

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No one wants a new flag

No one wants a new flag

According to the latest Thinking Minnesota poll, an overwhelming majority of Minnesotans oppose the new state flag set to become official tomorrow as Minnesota celebrates Statehood Day. Fifty-two percent of poll respondents prefer to keep the current flag and...

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