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Dan Dorman

Albert Lea, MN
Commenter for
6 years 18 weeks

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Posted on 07/19/11 at 12:40 pm in response to Today's 'speedy' special session will have special rules

I hate the idea that members must vote for the "global agreement". It bothers me as much today as it did when I had the opportunity to serve in the MN House. If this is acceptable to us as citizens; we should stop elected 201 members of the House and Senate and elect 4 Senators and 8 House members.

"When we first were on the road with this, we did say that LGA ought to be eliminated in its current structure," Olson said. "It's a 30-year-old formula. It ought to be revisited. We have revised our statement to say LGA ought to be reformed, restructured and reduced.

No wonder Mr. Olson wants to get rid of the program. He thinks the formula is 30 years old. Someone should point out to him that this is the Pawlenty LGA formula from 2003. But then, why bother letting the facts get in...

Surprised the House led with another property tax increase. So much for not raising taxes. I is clear that we can no long afford the 2001 property tax bill. It is time we undo all the "goodies" from that bill and not just the LGA.

Posted on 11/03/10 at 08:31 pm in response to GOP notebook: Assessing the Emmer campaign and other developments

The error is how candidates are selected. Someone asked me what I thought of the horse race for governor a few ago. I had to reply, strange race, the major parties left their best horses in the barn.

How far back do you have to go to find a DFL endorsed candidate being elected Governor? I think the Gophers have been to the Rose Bowl since then.

Posted on 11/03/10 at 08:21 pm in response to GOP's saber-rattling Tony Sutton vows aggressive recount fight

Sutton is right. It smells bad, the problem was CANDIDATE SELECTION

Where to start?

First there have been many changes to the LGA formula over the years. At one time, it could have been argued that the more a city spent the more they received in LGA. That was changed long ago. In fact, the current LGA formula was designed by the current Governor not a DFLer. One of the biggest changes made was to remove what was referred to as the grandfather clause which allowed a city to never go below their current funding level, even if they no longer had the...