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But what are we waiting for?

We keep say we are waiting to hear what leadership decides on transportation, taxes and bonding, before we can tell you more about what will happen (or not happen) in education this year. But what does that mean? What decisions have to be made? What is in the balance? MPR News interviewed “leadership:” Governor Dayton, Speaker […]

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Poll: Make education a legislative priority in Minnesota

Editorial Board, Star Tribune, May 11, 2015 A big tax cut is not high on the wish list for most respondents. A majority of Minnesotans don’t want to pay higher gas taxes, the Minneapolis-based, right-leaning Center of the American Experiment announced last week as it trumpeted the results of an April 26-28 poll of 500 Minnesotans. We’re […]

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$1 Billion Surplus! The good news and the not so good news…

Excerpt from January 16, 2015 Update When the Minnesota Budget Office released its projected budget we saw a significant forecasted budget surplus for the first time in years! $1 billion surplus–great news for the state’s economy, but there is a word of caution from both sides of the aisle. The way forecasted budgets work, the […]

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