Taxpayers League of MN Podcast #67 Talking Budget Targets and the Millionaire on Food Stamps

Ted Lillie and Margaret Martin summarize the week of 4/9 in the 2018 Minnesota State Legislative session. We are one week out till 3rd deadline. House Budget Targets are out, Waite Park Millionaire on SNAP benefits, more MN.IT questionable spending. Music is "Ditch Diggin" by the Jingle Punks (copyright […] Click here to view original post taxpayersleague.libsyn.com

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Taxpayers League of MN Podcast #66: 1st Deadline Week

Ted Lillie and Margaret Martin summarize the week of 3/19 in the 2018 Minnesota State Legislative session. 1st Deadline week. The MNLARS fix is in. Minneapolis is the 3rd most expensive city in the country, Governor’s supplemental budget, tax conformity. Met Council reform. Music is "Ditch Diggin" by the […] Click here to view original post taxpayersleague.libsyn.com

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Taxpayers League of Minnesota Podcast #65: Dayton SOS, Legacy, Budget

Ted Lillie and Margaret Martin summarize the week of 3/12-3/16 in the 2018 Minnesota State Legislative session. The Governor’s last State of the State address and his legacy; his supplemental budget released on Friday. MNLARS fix bills moving through the House and Senate. Opioid Taxes. Laws about cars and […] Click here to view original post taxpayersleague.libsyn.com

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Mediate this Dayton!

Expensive incompetence

Mark Dayton leaves Minnesota with unsustainable spending levels, higher levels of debt, poor transparency and accountability of public agencies and more kicking the can down the road of some of the state’s biggest structural economic and fiscal challenges.  But hey congratulations, taxpayer! You’ve paid such high taxes so that there is a budget surplus at least for the next few years!

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money tree

Why education funding is so expensive

A great example was on display today’s House Government Operations Committee of why it’s so hard to cut costs in Education. This committee heard a bill creating a workgroup examining special education funding. The bill is HF 2846 Christiansen. Let’s say that again. The bill would create A WORKGROUP […] Click here to view original post www.taxpayersleague.org

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When the state sues a corporation, where does the money go?

The Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee covered a lot of ground today but one key component was the time spent hearing from the Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency about 3 M settlement. The presentation was pretty straightforward. 3M agreed to a settlement with […] Click here to view original post www.taxpayersleague.org

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