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St. Paul City Council

A Taxing Question For St. Paul: How To Get Nonprofits To Pony Up?

The way St. Paul treated its tax-exempt properties got the city into its current budget problems. Now it's looking to them for a way out.

February 14, 2017

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Why Strict Limits On Immigration Could Seriously Damage Minnesota’s Economy

While the national political climate has grown hostile to immigrants, Minnesota needs them more than ever, says a U of M study.

February 09, 2017

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Former Target Employee Rep. Erik Paulsen Is Working On A Tax Plan The Company Hates

The so-called “border adjusted tax” overhauls the way U.S. companies pay taxes by easing the tax burden on exports while making companies pay up for imports.

February 07, 2017

Money

How Much Does Minnesota Spend Subsidizing Private Business?

Subsidies are notoriously difficult to track, but here’s what we know.

February 02, 2017

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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

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

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

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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

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