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Dayton holding tax cuts hostage

Greg Davids, the chairman of the House Taxes Committee, issued this statement in announcing an agreement on an innovative tax cut bill. He should be proud of the accomplishment. Unfortunately, Gov. Dayton is acting like a sourpuss holding the signing of the bill hostage if he doesn’t get his […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Between The Lines

Between The Lines

Yesterday was “Beyonce Day” in Minnesota. Congratulations, Ms. Beyonce. But the interesting part of the story was here (emphasis added): In honor of Beyoncé’s performance tonight, Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith have proclaimed Monday, May 23, 2016, to be “Beyoncé Day” in Minnesota. Huh. So when […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Republican's Broken Arrow

Republican’s Broken Arrow

"I suspect that right now the Republicans who were in session are looking for friends." The postmortems on the "nothing burger session" continue to roll in. And the shock of all shocks is our local "fish wrap newspaper" (thanks Common Man) is putting a lot of the blame on […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Taking a shower with a raincoat on

Taking a shower with a raincoat on

"Why even venture down this pathway as it always seems to end up in a dead end?" I have been reading through social media and e-mails all morning. I am searching for the first "Bravo Zulu" (that is well done in Navy speak) for those involved in this session. […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Countdown to zero

While you were sleeping Sunday evening….

….the latest Minnesota legislative session was wrapping up. Since the MN Constitution prohibited legislative business beyond Midnight, May 22, the obligatory last second push was taking place for the most salient issues. In this case, it was transportation. The MN House Republican majority had two non-negotiable items when it […] Click here to view original post bradley1969.blogspot.com

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Legislative Linchpin

Legislative Linchpin

"In my book then, the Social Security fix should have become the linchpin to the session." I am so mad this morning, I am about ready to throw up in my mouth! I know, I know – politics is about whose ox is gored. But it is also about […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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