Columns

Wed
15
Apr

Priorities for the second half of the session

State Rep. Connie Bernardy
Dist. 41A

At the state legislature, we've started the second half of session and it's now time to start setting priorities. By the time we adjourn on May 18, a two-year budget will have been passed. It's my hope that we'll develop legislation that brings our differences together. Here are some of the bills I've been bringing people together on from both sides of the aisle:

Wed
15
Apr

How we can help fill the ‘skills gap’

This session many committees, including the Senate E-12 Budget Division, which I chair, have heard a great deal of testimony about the growing importance of vocational and technical education. We’ve also heard about the need for high schools to continue to offer or expand their technical educational offerings. There are thousands of good-paying jobs in technical fields in many communities across the state. There are several bills working their way through committees that address the need for more skilled workers to fill these jobs.

Tue
14
Apr

Time to recognize—and stop—distracted driving

Department of Public Safety
State of Minnesota
 

Tue
14
Apr

You can’t fight City Hall, but can you appeal to the IRS?

Money Management
MNCPA

Sun
12
Apr

The state found your lost wallet, but we aren’t going to tell you

State Rep. Joe Atkins
District 52B

State holds record $650 million in lost funds with no requirement to tell owners

Sun
12
Apr

Mailman and hero

Andy Twedt
community columnist

Thu
09
Apr

Catch-up strategies to close retirement-savings gap

Your Financial Future

Financial Planners Association of Minnesota

Wed
08
Apr

2015 legislative session passes halfway point

The State Capitol has been buzzing with excitement as staffers and legislators rush from committee to committee as major deadlines for bills approach.

Wed
08
Apr

‘I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!’

Money Management
MNCPA

Sometimes April 15 rolls around faster than expected. Despite best intentions, extenuating circumstances could mean that filing your taxes on time just isn't an option.

Mon
06
Apr

Budget battles, soccer tax breaks?

State Rep. Joe Atkins
District 52B

A whirlwind week is winding down. About two weeks ago, there were over 2,000 legislative proposals in play. Only about 320 remain, as a result of two bruising deadline weeks in which bills had to pass necessary committees in the House and Senate, or be left behind. But the most lively discussions in the hallways swirled around additional tax breaks for the 2018 Super Bowl and a new pro soccer stadium.

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