Let’s spend money on projects that relieve congestion where development has already happened, rather than borrowing for a speculative “build it and they will come” scheme.
Dakota County has been contributing about 13 percent of CTIB’s total transit tax, but only receives about 7 percent of its capital and operating grants.
Gov. Dayton has said he wants new child-care initiatives from “birth to age three.” Yikes! That used to be called parenting.
As a matter of sound public policy the Met Council should be unwound, with useful functions returned to local and state government.
A website paid for and sponsored by the state of Minnesota and its school teachers should not be advocating for its own bureaucracy.
We should follow the lead of other states and go to a broad-based sales tax to avoid all this messy, personally invasive income-tax policy.
We urge the DFL and Gov. Dayton to overhaul taxation to address unpredictable revenues that make it tough to budget and make the state less competitive for good private-sector jobs.