The Fifteen Dollar minimum wage

August 29, 2016

This is a cross post from the professor’s blog, Schultz’s Take. The case is set to be heard in the Minnesota Supreme Court tomorrow. After the story, I have a few observations. Steve – o O o – The decision to place the $15 minimum wage on the ballot in Minneapolis is up to the […]

Tom Bakk and Ann Rest

Troll Hard: The Tom Bakk and Ann Rest Story

March 29, 2014

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle going on right now between Senate DFLers and all other DFLers concerning the raising on the minimum wage. Maybe you’ve heard about this? If not, I’ll recap the story, broad brush stroke style. Last year the minimum wage did not get increased despite the desires of many people, some […]

Lots of Shareholder Value

The Weekly Wrap 2-23

February 23, 2014

♣ Another Minnesota legislator has announced her retirement: Longtime Republican state Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, a conservative leader on privacy, budget and other issues, announced Saturday morning that she would not run for a ninth term. Holberg represented house district 58A, centered in Lakeville. 58A is an R+11 district according to hPVI, so most of […]

Bakk announces session priorities

January 10, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) announced the Senate DFL’s opening bills of the 2013 session at a Capitol press conference Thursday morning. The first four bills tackle a diverse array of subjects, including a health care exchange, indexing the minimum wage to inflation, all day kindergarten in Minnesota schools, and limiting the power of […]

A Roadmap to Prosperity

January 7, 2013

This weekend, Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) was a guest on the LeftMN Radio Hour. We had a wide-ranging conversation with him about his post as Chair of the Speaker’s Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs, covering topics from globalization, manufacturing automation, early childhood education, higher education, the minimum wage, health care benefits, innovation, and […]