Legislators are considering a proposal requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes when Minnesota customers make purchases. Today’s Question: Would you change your shopping habits if online retailers started collecting sales tax?
Archives for April 2012
Former Sen. John Edwards is standing trial on charges relating to secret payments allegedly made to keep an extramarital affair secret. Before the affair was revealed, Edwards was a popular politician with a promising future. Today’s Question: When have you felt let down by a politician you believed in?
The Legislature is considering a bill to allow the sale in Minnesota of the same sorts of fireworks available to consumers in Wisconsin. Current law limits Minnesota sales to on-the-ground novelties like snakes, fountains and sparklers. The change would open the way to sales of bigger and potentially more dangerous fireworks like skyrockets. Today’s Question: Read more →
The ACLU is suing a Minnesota school that disciplined a student over her posts on Facebook. School officials said the girl’s posts disrupted the learning environment. Officials at other schools are watching the case for any guidance it might give them in setting their own policies. Today’s Question: Should schools be able to punish students Read more →
Personal information from the 1940 census was made available to the public Monday morning. The information was expected to be a windfall for people researching their family histories, but heavy demand slowed online access. Today’s Question: What part of your family’s history would you most like to learn about?