Politics & Policy

Is Innovation Dead in Minnesota Politics?

Whatever happened to the spirit of reform and innovation in Minnesota government and politics?
           
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Dayton’s budget focused squarely on education

Gov. Mark Dayton enters the room to deliver his biennial budget proposal Jan. 27. Photo by Paul Battaglia

Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a $42 billion, two-year budget heavily focused on Minnesota’s youngest residents.

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Black Lives at the Mall of America: the long shadow of history

In the dock are eleven Black Lives Matter activists fingered by police as the “ringleaders” of a peaceful rally at the Mall of America last

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Structural Racism At Root Of Offensive Remark About North Minneapolis

Others booed, but Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St.Paul) thought for several hours before responding to an offensive remark Rep. Jim Newberger (R-Becker) had made about North Minneapolis.

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Tax exemptions are bad for city

Location of a proposed soccer stadium in Minneapolis.

A proposal for a new soccer stadium in downtown Minneapolis is drawing controversy because of how it may be funded.

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Reefer Madness Pitched to Minnesota Police Chiefs

The Minnesota Police Chiefs Association kicked off the second day of its 2015 Executive Training Institute with a keynote address from Kevin Sabet, President and CEO of

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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, arrested in Minnesota, returns to speak at U of M immigration symposium

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about undocumented immigrants at the University of Minnesota.

On Tuesday, when Jose Antonio Vargas took the stage at a packed University of Minnesota auditorium, he began his nearly 40-minute speech with the story of his MORE »

New contract with Allina hospitals sets $15 minimum wage

Members of the SEIU Healthcare Minnesota negotiating team celebrate a new contract with Allina hospitals that includes a $15 minimum wage. Photo courtesy of SEIU

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Body cameras benefit the police

Whether or not they care to admit it, I am positive that every student, professor and community member has an opinion on body cameras for police officers.
 
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Transportation bill focused on roads, bridges motors toward full House

A rally for transportation funding at the state capitol this year.

A transportation bill that places heavy emphasis on roads and bridges — and, its critics say, neglects metro area transit needs — is headed for the House Floor.

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