I believe in 2005, several portions of the budget had already been passed and signed into law, so only part of the government was not funded by July 1st. This time, Governor Dayton vetoed the whole shebang.
The Minnesota Constitution says:
Sec. 8. REDRESS OF INJURIES OR WRONGS. Every person is entitled to a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive to his person, property or character, and to obtain justice freely and without purchase, completely and without denial, promptly and without delay, conformable to the laws.
Sections 6 and 7 also indicate that justice must delivered in a speedy manner.
My point was that the constitution does not allow the other two branches of government to defund the courts. There's an argument that the courts can order the state to fund the courts, budget or no budget.
Not surprising coming from the party that thinks establishing a minimum wage was a communist plot.
The destruction of unions is part of their strategy that, according to the census bureau, has seen the largest income gap between the upper few percent and everyone else ever recorded. Republicans claim their strategies will create jobs. What it really does is impoverishes most people while transferring wealth into the pockets of the moneyed class. We are witnessing the destruction of...
I don't think the problem I have is not wanting to read opposing points of view. It's just that so much of what gets printed is predictable political claptrap. If you tell me the topic of a Kersten or Krauthammer article, I could write the article. There are some exceptions. I like David Brooks.
The problem is the institutional proselytizing for conservative ideas I see coming from the media. Despite the canards about the 'liberal media' I see very little space devoted to liberal...
There was a time when I read both the Pioneer Press and Strib. One of the first things I would do was open up the opinion pages. I never read the PP anymore. I get the Wed-Sun editions of the Strib and rarely open the opinion page - it's all so predictable, and the rightward tilt is just not worth the aggrivation.
As soon as I post this I'm calling the Strib to cancel Wed-Sat. I'll keep getting the Sunday edition because I still like to page through the ads and sometimes they have a...
One thing about Texas and Florida that will influence triditional politics is that the increase is in part a result of the birthrate among the Hispanic population. Their politics might not be quite the same as the aging white population of those states.
Minnesota might want to figure out away to increase growth if they want to hold onto those 8 seats 10 years from now.
Maybe the mayor got his nose out of joint because he perceived the school closing as a criticism of the city's efforts. I know this morning on the way in to work it was pretty bad on city streets - no criticism implied - it just takes a long time to clean up after a couple of feet of snow get dumped on you.
I drive on city streets to get to work and I was just glad there were no school buses to contend with today. My usual seven minute drive took 30+ minutes. I'm sure had there been...