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The Wealthy's Love/Hate Relationship With Minnesota
by Dave Mindeman

The wealthy always have such a quandary about where to live. And inevitably there is this debate about the wealthy and Minnesota taxes. Another article came out today....

Minnesota's wealthy caught in a tight tax net over residency

There is a simple question to ask these wealthy characters...

Do you or do you not want to live in Minnesota?

Snow birds want it both ways. They want the warm weather and low taxes of the southern states. But they want the quality of life, the medical care, . . .
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Minimum Wage Bill "Compromises" Creates Flaws
by Dave Mindeman

The compromises that occurred with the minimum wage legislation are very evident. The raw numbers are good and necessary, but the indexing portion has left enough ambiguity to throw a wrench to the works.

Some analysis done for MinnPost posted by David Brauer was especially disconcerting....

Had Monday's deal been in place since 1976 (the year lawmakers increased the state minimum to $1.80 an hour), the minimum wage would stand at just $3.91 today, not the current $6.15 (and all calculations assume a governor doesn't override annual increases, a power the deal . . .
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Gov. Dayton Is Asking Us To Proceed On Medical Marijuana
by Dave Mindeman

Consider this....

Minnesota: During session, governor must sign or veto legislation within 3 days after transmittal (excepting Sundays), or it becomes law without signature. Legislation passed during the last three days of the session must be acted upon by the governor within 14 days of of session adjournment, or it is pocket vetoed.

Governor Dayton told the legislature that they need to come out from behind their desks and face the medical marijuana issue directly. And they have begun.

Hopefully, after this Easter break, this bill will have a "resurrection" of . . .
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Michele Bachmann Still Dishing Out The Crazy
by Dave Mindeman

On WCCO Sunday Morning, Michele Bachmann was a guest...and once again proves that the crazy will not go away.

Fresh off her 6th District send off yesterday, she vaulted into another round of Benghazi fantasy. During the interview she stated that Hillary Clinton failed a test for commander in chief by not sending a rescue party to protect the heroes there.

You have to wonder why a member of the House Intelligence Committee would think that the Secretary of State can authorize troops to undertake a military mission.

Where does she get . . .
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McFadden: "Specifics Are Not Important"
by Dave Mindeman

The Republican establishment wants to defeat Sen. Al Franken badly. And those same establishment Republicans knew that the MN state party has been in horrible financial shape.

It has been clear that they feel the only real hope to compete for this seat in 2014 was to bring in a deep pockets financial guy to push through to the nomination.

Enter Mike McFadden....a rich guy, a willing GOP donor, but a political neophyte with a zero track record on policy. In a way, the establishment was hoping this would also be a . . .
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