That truism was proven once again when a proposal to raise taxes for highways and transit was revived on the Senate floor and approved.
Visions of securing funding to expand the regional bus system and build multiple new rail-transit lines are fading.
But others are under consideration, too, such as expanding the sales tax to clothing and consumer services and raising taxes on alcohol and tobacco.
A recent study of businesses finds taxes were not the prime concern when rating the business climate of a state or city.
The governor would move in the opposite direction of former DFL Gov. Rudy Perpich.
For obvious political reasons, legislators are reluctant to vote to raise their own pay.
Gov. Dayton wants even-year sessions devoted to eliminating “unnecessary or redundant laws, rules and regulations” and other efficiency efforts.
Tax policy wonks strongly object to taxing business-to-business services for multiple reasons, chief among them that it results in “tax pyramiding.”
When it comes to property taxes, Gov. Mark Dayton’s reform plan contains surprisingly little in the way of reform.
It would produce more state revenue, but also criticism from retailers and consumers.
Remote online sellers are gobbling up an ever-growing share of the retail market and eroding Minnesota’s sales tax base.
The precise impact of the change is difficult to gauge because the property tax system has so many moving parts.
Its downtown still faces serious economic challenges and several daunting questions as it awaits the anticipated benefits of the 2014 light rail line.
The two new ones will join 97 hybrid electric buses, which operate on some of the agency’s busiest urban routes.
Minneapolis-based group offers a comprehensive program – including life coaches 24 hours a day — to help ex-offenders re-enter society.
The Citizens League has engaged about 150 Minnesotans to help identify the key characteristics of an “ideal” electrical system.
A national study says yes, but the state corrections department questions some of its findings. Two judicial system veterans, however, welcome the input.
Unlike the Portland Metro Council, our Met Council does not have the benefit of a statewide land-use planning law.
Merging entire governmental units may not work, but sharing some services could produce savings, a new report says.
Pressured by public and health advocates, the number of trails in state, county and regional parks is soaring.