From creating more jobs for people with disabilities to better serving people at state parks, state agencies value and practice innovation.
In the presidential election of 1856, Millard Fillmore ran as the Know-Nothing candidate. He won 23 percent of the vote and carried one state, Maryland.
The chief financial officer of the University of Minnesota will be leaving a 40-plus-year career of “making a real difference.”
Here is my list of people we should thank who are contributing significantly for our benefit in Minnesota. See if you agree with it, or whether there are others more worthy.
We’re doing well now, as Politico recently noted. But we need to invest in our physical and human infrastructure for the years ahead.
We are fortunate in Minnesota that we have dedicated local public employees who are trying to find better ways to serve Minnesotans.
Dog Sniffers, electronic records, and “saying it simply” are all innovations of Minnesota state government — and winners in the first Minnesota Innovation Awards Program.
Despite the political polarization that contributes to the problem, Democrats and Republicans keep getting re-elected. So who needs to change?
Critics of government often denigrate those working in government. This is a real injustice.
Roughly a third of state and local revenue should come from our income, a third from our wealth (derived by property taxes), and a third from consumption (derived by sales taxes).
Minnesota has to recognize that it has a structural budget deficit — and it must avoid using accounting gimmicks.