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The GOP Guv debate on MPR didn't break any new ground. It was a rehash of old party talking points.
But here is the "lowlites" I could see:
Scott Honour - Honour likes to talk tough. He's going to take on the Teachers Union. Take on the Public Employees. He can't understand why the others don't take these issues on. Trouble with Honour is that he has spent so much time as a private equity guy, he thinks that being a governor is the same thing as a CEO. . . .
John Kline continues to avoid any intense scrutiny of his questionable donor base and his actions that benefit them directly. The ongoing assumption is that John Kline will get reelected and continue to control the futures of our students. Politico (in the middle of the article) did a blurb about the CD2 race and mentioned the following:
Education interests are Kline's biggest overall donors, accounting for $194,000 in donations so far this cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. University of Phoenix owner Apollo Education Group is a top Kline contributor, . . .
The Republican race for the GOP Governor standardbearer has been particularly tough to figure out. Characterized as anything from "sleepy" to a "yawner", it hasn't attracted much serious excitement. And there haven't been many actual debates to gain more information.
But heck, I'll go out on a limb and rank them anyway. The GOP isn't going to pay any attention to what I think, so here they are in reverse order....
4. Scott Honour - Honour doesn't strike me as much of a retail politician. His whole premise for running . . .
Earlier this month. legislation which would close an exploitative loophole in Federal student aid died without a hearing. Its intention was to block For-Profit colleges from violating the 90-10 rule. And what is that you ask?
At issue was the so-called 90/10 rule, which bans for-profit schools from receiving government funding if they draw more than 90% of their revenue from federal student aid programs. The rule excludes tuition assistance from the GI Bill for veterans and from the Department of Defense, which funds . . .