Unions and allies: State’s budget woes show failure of Pawlenty’s ‘No New Taxes’

A projected $373 million budget deficit announced today by the State of Minnesota illustrates the continuing failure of Governor Tim Pawlenty’s ‘no new taxes’ ideology, charged union leaders and prMORE »

Review of St. Paul contracting procedures, inclusiveness

Audit/performance review of St. Paul contracting procedures regarding inclusion of minorities, females and others sets stage for changes



Budget forecast shows Minnesota’s economy on a slippery slope

The November budget forecast released today (Friday) shows Minnesota’s economy is weak, is growing weaker and is threatened by external economic forces that could throw the state into a painful recMORE »

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My Minnesota: what’s really behind the Pawlenty 'No Tax' pledge?

On the surface, Governor Pawlenty’s pledge to not add or raise taxes looks quite simple: protect citizens from onerous taxation, and run government with minimal resources.MORE »

The Future of St. Paul's District Councils


Bridge money in limbo with Republicans' newfound principles on pork

The budget battle in Congress has left a major portion of the funding for rebuilding the Interstate 35W bridge in limbo. Two of Minnesota's Republican Congress members, Reps.MORE »

Low air quality rating leads to health advisory

Monday's rating was the fifth time this year that fine-particle air pollution in the Twin Cities reached dangerous levels.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an air quality healt


A dividing line crossed

America has crossed a line with the grotesque "debate" about water-boarding and the confirmation of Michael Mukasey--in effect, affirming Bush's torture policy and giving it a veneer of legality.MORE »

Breaking: Paulose resigns

Rachel Paulose resigned from the U.S. Attorney's office. She is moving to the Department of Justice in Washington.

At 3:13 p.m., the attorneys in the Minnesota Office of the U.S.

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