The 2013 legislative session adjourned late Monday night with just minutes to spare. This late-night conclusion, which resulted in $2 billion in total new taxes and nearly $3 billion in new spending, brought to an end a tumultuous session brought on by the dangers of one-party rule. It didn’t have to be this way.
According to a report from the Star Tribune, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders yesterday reached an absurd budget agreement that calls for nearly $3 billion in new taxes to resolve a $627 million deficit.
AFP-MN has compiled the following list of specific proposals for increased taxes, fees and spending that go above and beyond Gov. Dayton's own proposal. This list highlights bills and their authors leading the charge for dramatically higher taxes and increased government spending.
Via Conservative Daily News, here is a story on today’s violent union protests in Michigan: After the mob assault on the volunteers and property of Americans For Prosperity in Michigan, AFP took no time in responding via social media and the organization’s website. “The passage of Right-to-Work is a win/win for Michigan,” said Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom in [...]
AFP-MN encourages activists to provide comments online and attend upcoming public meetings. Gov. Mark Dayton and several of his sub-cabinet state agencies are holding joint Environmental Quality Board forum events around the state this month. This coming week, events will be held in Worthington, St. Cloud, and Moorhead (along with taking public comments online). As [...]