Opinion
To the Editor: Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure needs immediate attention. Transit systems across our state are running on a shoestring budget with schedules too infrequent to meet the demands of the public. Many needed projects are ready to go, but lack the funding to begin construction....Read More
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The 2015 Legislative Session is in full gear. Minnesota’s economy continues to grow and strengthen as indicated by the February economic forecast released by Minnesota Management and Budget last week. The Governor, along with the Senate and House, will now determine spending targets for each categ...Read More
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The non-partisan Legislative Auditor recently released a report detailing the troubled launch at MNsure during the fall of 2013. Key information was kept from managers and from the governor that lead the exchange to go live Oct. 1, 2013 without the necessary testing. This exposed thousands of Minnes...Read More
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By Andrew Wig Sun CURRENT Newspapers In journalism, the information you leave out can be just as important as what you include. When I write a typical school board article, for instance, I don’t write that “Board Chair Schnoodlefritz, who is bald, again took a stand against unfunded mandates fro...Read More
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As a parent and long-time resident of Champlin, I am pleased that Rep. Mark Uglem (36A) has introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is not allowed. My family enjoys dining at many of Champlin’s great restaurants. Thankfully, gone are the days when we had to w...Read More
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To the Editor: Recently, the House voted on what is referred to as the Deficiency Bill. This bill helps agencies cover the costs of unexpected budget shortfalls due to unforeseen expenses. For instance, the Department of Health spent a great deal of money last fall preparing Minnesota hospitals and ...Read More
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By JOE BOWEN Sun Post newspapers One time my aunt Bernard got a shot of insulin, and it nearly killed him. Another time, I found a stick on the beach and it poked my hand. Ouch! Imagine if that stick gave me autism – how bad would that have been? My point is this, gentle [...]...Read More
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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers A couple of weeks ago, I penned a column on the measles controversy and the anti-vaccination movement. It highlighted various disturbing statistics regarding the recent uptick in measles cases in the U.S., the poor science behind not getting immunized and my ...Read More
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