Last Monday was the final day of the 2011 regular session of the Minnesota Legislature with lawmakers and the governor at a virtual impasse regarding finance and revenue bills.
While we are fortunate that two parental choice in education bills have survived to this point, their prospects for passage are nil because they are contained in omnibus bills that are certain to be vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton by the time this article goes to print.
In the past decade, the federal government has spent $117 billion on immigration enforcement, yet the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States continues to grow.
All the discussion around Minnesota’s $5 billion budget deficit seems to suggest that Minnesotans face an either/or choice of how to understand the budget: “Government and Taxes Are Good” vs. “Government and Taxes Are Bad.”