Letters to the Editor

To the editor   Last week Governor Dayton vetoed most of the GOP budget bills.  They all came to his desk with similar flaws;  they failed to use the budget surplus to invest in the future of Minnesota and they contained policy provisions that did not belong in budget bills, violating a provision...
To the Editor:   While observing politics the last fifty years it seems one of two things happen. When the Republicans are in power they cut too much. The Democrats get control and spend too much. The cutters are in control this year. There are things that may need cutting, but not $30 million from...
To the Editor:   The legislature has to wrap up its business in a few weeks, but in their haste to finish up, one thing is becoming clear.  Senator Gazelka and the Republican majority don’t believe in local democracy.  An astonishing number of bills that Senator Gazelka promoted and voted for, from...
To the Editor:   The telecommunications networks are trying once again to do away with state regulatory oversight. H.F. 1665 is legislation that would prohibit discriminatory pricing, service quality rules and protection against having your phone shut off without notice.  This bill would eliminate...
To the Editor:   Every year, millions of people’s lives are forever changed by crime. They are our families, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Crime victims often struggle to work, pay bills, or support their loved ones. Many have life-changing injuries and need long-term care and support.  April...
To the Editor:   In the 1960 and 1970’s there were movies and novels about Big Government watching your every move. Most people thought that it would never happen. In March of 2017 we are beginning to learn that it has been going on for the last fifteen years.  We are starting to understand that it...
To the Editor:   I was disgusted and distressed when I opened a recent edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and read where state legislators had given themselves a salary increase from $31,000 to $45,000 even though this is the first increase in 20 years. Accordingly, Rep. Pat Gamofore, R-...
Letter to the Editor:   This is a fair question to ask:  Who needs health insurance premium relief the most?  The insurance companies themselves or Minnesotans, you and I?  The question answers itself.  We have been inflicted by 20% premium increases with no end in sight. But our senator, Senator...
To the Editor:   When we think of February, we probably think cold temps, Ground Hog Day, Super Bowl and Valentine Day, all which are true.  I have another thought about February, it’s also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a time to stop and think about love, relationships, and respect,...
To the Editor:   The State Legislature is reviewing legislation that would entrench costly partisan gridlock in our State.  State Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-44A) and State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-30) have introduced legislation to prohibit the establishment of an independent, non-partisan, redistricting...

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