Online ads, backed by a six-figure buy from a conservative group, are hitting the web urging lawmakers to oppose a tax on carbon emissions. The campaign from Americans for Prosperity goes after senators and representatives from 15 states, and begins with a budget of $175,000, according to a release from the organization.
One might have thought that the shelling DFL Gov. Mark Dayton took in January and February for proposing to apply the state sales tax to business services would have deterred legislators from making that mistake again — at least this year.
When President Obama's former top political advisor attempts to explain the President's multiple scandal problems by saying that government has gotten so big that one man, even if he's Barack Obama, cannot keep up with or control things, then you know the size and scope of government has truly gone off the rails.
The court challenge is one worth pursuing. Like many Minnesotans, we opposed the legislation on these pages, maintaining that the measure isn't a good idea for the workers and the young and vulnerable Minnesotans they care for, or their families.
The American Legislative Exchange Council released today its 6th annual “Rich States, Poor States” report, and the news isn’t good for Minnesota citizens, families and businesses. The report, which ranks all 50 states in the categories of Economic Performance and Economic Outlook, ranks Minnesota in the bottom ten in Economic Outlook-ahead of only California, Illinois, New York and Vermont.