Public Policy

BeerAisle-70

Bill To Scrap Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Passes Key Committee At Legislature

The committee vote is a just a small slice of what’s happening across the Legislature: Onetime ‘no’ votes are slowly shifting to ‘yes,’ and new lawmakers are more inclined to repeal the ban.

January 19, 2017

Health Insurance Premiums With And Without The ACA

Reports explain why ACA premiums rose and why they may go higher without key ACA provisions.

January 18, 2017

LRT

Saving Twin Cities Transit Might Require Killing Regional Funding Board

Dissolving the Counties Transportation Improvement Board would allow counties in the Twin Cities to fund transit projects — without any money from the state of Minnesota.

January 17, 2017

U.S. Bank Stadium

The Fight Over Funding U.S. Bank Stadium Isn't Over

In response to complaints by two prominent former politicians, the Minneapolis City Council recently directed city staff to examine how it can more closely monitor stadium costs.

January 12, 2017

Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates Grapple With City-Only Minimum Wage

Candidates are trying to catch up to a movement started by grassroots activists.

January 10, 2017

Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Takes Toll On Jobs And Customers

Business is bad as street renovation drags into year three.

January 09, 2017

Minneapolis

Will A Minimum Wage Hike Drive This Business Out Of Minneapolis?

The owner of 1-800 Radiators & A/C of Minnesota said a $15 minimum wage will make it difficult to compete with competition elsewhere in the metro.

January 05, 2017

Paulsen-70

Rep. Paulsen Introduces Legislation To Permanently Repeal Medical Device Tax

The 2.3 percent tax placed on medical device sales was said to be harmful to medtech innovators, of which many are located throughout Minnesota.

January 04, 2017

Liberal Minneapolis

Is A More Liberal Minneapolis Bad For Business?

As the state tilts right, Minneapolis is turning hard left. Has that ruined the city’s business climate, or is it just rhetoric?

January 03, 2017

Legislative Session

Capitol Showdown For Business

Two business heavy hitters will push an aggressive agenda this session that goes beyond tax reform.

January 03, 2017

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