The Minnesota Department of Revenue says statewide property tax costs fell by $8 million between 2013 and 2014. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators said that their budget plan would reduce overall property taxes – but the figure didn’t drop anywhere close to the $121 million they initially projected last July. Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans Read more →
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While President Barack Obama was in town this week for a speech, Minnesota 2nd Congressional District Republican Rep. John Kline used the opportunity to ask him some pointed questions — over Twitter. You promised premiums would drop by $2,000 due to #ObamaCare but Admin said premiums will rise for 2/3 small biz. Really? #KlineAsksPotus — Read more →
State finance officials released a new budget forecast today showing the state with a projected $1.233 billion surplus for the current biennium.
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Welcome to the Daily Digest. It’s still absurdly cold out. St. Paul residents take heed. Minnesota: The latest state revenue forecast will be released today. The governor and Legislature will use the numbers as they adjust tax and spending plans during the session. The last forecast in December showed an $825 million surplus. The state Read more →
Franken asks the Federal Communications Commission to look into several areas where he says Comcast has not lived up to its legal obligations. Read more →
House Republican Leader Kurt Daudt has been appointed to the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, a national organization that helps get members of the GOP elected to state offices. Read more →
The one-time “queen of the tea party,” 6th District Rep. Michele Bachmann, has seen her star fall precipitously. Read more →
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Marty Seifert has selected state Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, to be his running mate.
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Welcome to the Daily Digest. Minnesota: President Barack Obama spoke at St. Paul’s Union Depot, focusing his speech on transportation project funding. He asked Congress for more than $300 billion to update the nation’s roads and railways. (MPR News) PoliGraph fact-checked Obama’s speech. Most of the President’s facts were right, but they lacked some context. Read more →
PoliGraph was on the scene to test the truthfulness of some of Obama’s claims about jobs, the economy and transit.
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