A recent study of businesses finds taxes were not the prime concern when rating the business climate of a state or city.
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The problem is not that multinational corporations are evil, but that state law allows elaborate tax-avoidance schemes to continue.
After working for 21 years and seeing only lower income taxes, I am prepared to pay more, but I also want fairness.
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When we were much poorer as a nation, mired in the Great Depression, we taxed ourselves to build parks and schools and to provide security for our elders.
The DFL is proving to be timid, cautious and inept at governing; it seems to have defined its mandate as more rejection of the GOP for over-reach than a call for change.
While there is not a perfect linear curve over the past 60 years, the preponderance of the evidence shows that the economy grows best when taxes on the wealthy are high.
I don’t recall ever hearing as many tax opponents acknowledge that our communities do need more revenue for public investment and for dealing with demographic challenges.
Good luck trying to draw Minnesotans to Florida year round.
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.
Funding for the Renters’ Credit isn’t keeping up with the growth in rental property taxes.
Some conservatives embrace expanding sales taxes to services.
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In Minnesota, low- and middle-income families are paying a much larger percentage of their income in state and local taxes than are the wealthiest households.
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On taxes, Minnesota continues to be below the national average, and slightly ahead of neighboring states like South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Forget the exemptions. I mean forget all of them except food, clothing, and prescription drugs.
By some estimates, in January of 1933 more than 50 percent of workers on the Iron Range were out of work or working only a few days a month.
Fleeing France’s high taxes for Russia’s flat 13 percent rate, the French actor spoke of Russia in glowing terms during a high-profile meeting with Vladimir Putin over the weekend.