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State’s MA competitive bidding success a lesson for Feds

Minnesota’s two United States Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, both Democrats, have made it clear that they will not hesitate in carrying the state’s best practice measures to the halls of Congress. We hope they were listening and watching … Continue reading

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Editorial: State’s competitive bidding success lesson for feds

by ECM Editorial Board

Minnesota’s two United States Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, both Democrats, have made it clear that they will not hesitate in carrying the state’s best practice measures to the halls of Congress. Continue reading

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Editorial: Vote yes on school levies for the right reason

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Looming ahead for 113 school districts in Minnesota are operating levy elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8 whose approval will be critical for the education of Minnesota K-12 students. Continue reading

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ECM Editorial: Vote yes for the right reasons in upcoming operating levy elections set for Nov. 8

Looming ahead for 113 school districts in Minnesota are operating levy elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8 whose approval will be critical for the education of Minnesota K-12 students. Where these once were known as excess or extra levies, they now … Continue reading

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Market value homestead credit turns out to be political football

ECM Editorial Board editorial — While the Minnesota Legislature, controlled by Republicans, boasted it did not raise taxes last session, it eliminated the market value homestead credit that could increase most homeowners’ property taxes by varying amounts on taxes payable … Continue reading

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ECM Editorial: Market value homestead credit turns out to be political football; repeal of elimination legislation is needed

While the Minnesota Legislature, controlled by Republicans, boasted it did not raise taxes last session, it eliminated the market value homestead credit that could increase most homeowners’ property taxes by varying amounts on taxes payable next year. For 44 years, … Continue reading

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Editorial: Using tomorrow’s dollars for today’s education

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The solution to ending the state shutdown in July was accomplished, in part, by delaying payments to the schools. Continue reading

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Using tomorrow’s dollars to pay for today’s education

The solution to ending the state shutdown last month was accomplished, in part, by delaying payments to the schools.  That means the state will pay next year part of the revenue owed to the schools for operation this year.  The … Continue reading

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Uncompromising positions on both sides flaw process that led to harmful state shutdown

ECM Editorial Board — The unfortunate but unavoidable shutdown of Minnesota government left in its wake a damaged economy, 22,000 disrupted state employees’ lives and doubts that Minnesota is a state that works. This shutdown of the government will be … Continue reading

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Editorial: Amendment process gives everyone a say

One of the few things resolved by the 2011 Minnesota Legislature is to propose a constitutional amendment to the voters of Minnesota that would limit valid marriages to only those of a man and a woman. Continue reading

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