Public Policy

Gov. Dayton requests another extension for Real ID

Gov. Mark Dayton has asked Homeland Security to allow Minnesotans to use their IDs to get into federal buildings and military bases until the state legislature passes Real ID. Dayton sent a letter...

April 11, 2016

House GOP unveils spending budget, faces criticism from Democrats

Republicans in the Minnesota House say they want no net increase in state spending this year. That’s part of a budget outline they revealed on Thursday. According to the GOP’s statement...

April 07, 2016

Groups lay out ideas to help fix 'unacceptable' racial disparities in MN

Community leaders pitched a handful of proposals to lawmakers Wednesday aimed at helping address the significant equity disparities between black and white Minnesotans. The proposals put forward...

April 06, 2016

Fiscal Disparities

Property Taxes: Which Cities Give And Which Take In Twin Cities Region?

Under the 1971 Fiscal Disparities Act, the Twin Cities region shared $594 million in tax revenue among nearly 200 taxing entities in 2015.

April 05, 2016

BYOB: Minneapolis OKs ban on plastic grocery bags

Buying groceries in Minneapolis will soon mean no plastic bags – or paying 5 cents for a paper bag. The City Council approved a plan Friday to ban retailers from using plastic bags starting April...

April 01, 2016

Migration

Minnesota's Great Wealth Migration

Billions of dollars are fleeing the state because of higher taxes and a growing perception that its government is 'anti-success.'

April 01, 2016

Angel Investment

Calling All Angels: DEED Has A Tax Credit For You

The agency wants to help direct angel investment money beyond the usual suspects. But is it working?

April 01, 2016

Timeclock

Ending The Timeclock Mentality

A U of M study confirms companies benefit from flexible work schedules and environments.

April 01, 2016

Parks

How Green Is My Capital Campaign?

Can two downtown Minneapolis park projects both green up in competition for philanthropic dollars?

April 01, 2016

Lawmakers Consider Amending Angel Tax Credit Law

Current efforts to allow unaccredited investors to put money in Minnesota companies are awaiting approval in the Department of Commerce.

March 31, 2016

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