Since 1995, despite repeated requests to the Minnesota Legislature, the share of the state’s General Fund committed to higher education has fallen by 47%.
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Non-profits – even when they realize it’s an imperative – rarely do or are willing to innovate.
It is time for our state and our nation to reverse this long, shameful, discriminatory history by fully restoring the vote to former felons who have completed their sentences and are back in our communities.
Fundamentally, the root cause of today’s challenges to project construction is that Hennepin County skewed the route selection process to ensure that the light rail transit would travel through the Kenilworth corridor and not through the Uptown area, even though the latter had more dense population, a greater number of transit-dependent residents, and a greater number of jobs than Kenilworth.
Our current system of financing much of higher education with student loan debt lacks sufficient financial incentive to control costs. Making the university the guarantor of student loans would provide that incentive.
As a white person, I have the responsibility to examine my white privilege and understand how it intersects with our shared path forward on climate change.
The true story of becoming an ordained minister in the span of 10 minutes.
Black parents in Minnesota must become their children’s first teachers if they wish to close our growing achievement gap.
Overall, 38 states and Washington, D.C. operate regulatory regimes, commonly called “certificate of need” programs. Defenders of the scheme claim it is necessary to maintain balance. But the COVID-19 pandemic shows the true score.
Advocates of the master plan called the MPRB’s Sept. 7 action the “final vote on Hiawatha.” Well, perhaps by the MPRB, but not the final vote on the project.
In a recent campaign ad, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen props up a baby and calls out Gov. Tim Walz on “weaponizing the issue” of abortion.
Over its 20-year mine plan, PolyMet would produce 15.8 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent pollution, more than 10 million tons from burning fossil fuels.
Trump’s careless conduct regarding presidential records infringes on the public’s ability to learn from its own history.
Failure to ensure a sustainable, ongoing funding beyond development brings the viability of keeping units deeply affordable into question, jeopardizing the housing stability of extremely low-income households.
If the filibuster and its accompaniments are constitutionally-suspect, as seems so, what can be done to remedy them and what results can be sought?
Local, state, and national economies all depend on the hard work of truck drivers, and it is in the best interest of all Americans to properly incentivize them.
Without systemic change, Jackson, Mississippi will be just the start of an escalating trend.
Fully, 40% of likely voters indicate the abortion issue will “very likely” influence their voting in the governor’s race and in that group, Walz lead Jensen by 50 points – 71% to 21%.
During the 2022 legislative session, school district, county, city and township leaders articulated needs for state support, some of which received consideration in bills that were not finalized before the conclusion of the session.
Timing is critical. To be considered for a grant, Minneapolis and St. Paul officials must apply by Oct. 13 – a mere month away.