editorial
A record number of Minnesota voters on Tuesday, Nov. 6 sent a strong message to their legislators – end the gridlock, compromise and do what’s best for the state, not for the political party. They had in mind those days when inability to reach a compromise on a budget actually shut down the stat...Read More
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Over the past several weeks, the ECM Editorial Board has shared its voting recommendations for key elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We do not make these decisions lightly and do so only after hundreds of hours of work by a number of editorial board panels and the full board that interviewed numerous ca...Read More
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Your city clerk is busy creating a long and detailed ballot for you. We all know Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running, but who are all those other candidates for President? Our 2012 ballots will include candidates for city council, school board and the ubiquitous soil and water conservation dist...Read More
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Job creation is a major presidential campaign issue. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 8.2 percent, Minnesota’s jobless rate in May was 5.6 percent. The state unemployment rate for June remained the same, but some Minnesota employers were hiring, adding 7,200 jobs last month, acco...Read More
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In Minnesota there is a state safety net for an estimated 800,000 disabled, elderly, and families with children who need help paying for their health care. During fiscal year 2010 and 2011, the Minnesota Department of Human Services spent $7.5 billion for health care with Medical Assistance (Medicai...Read More
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