Income tax increase tied to business cutPioneer Press | February 24, 2005By Patrick Sweeney A liberal public policy think tank called Wednesday for an increase in Minnesota personal income taxes and an offsetting decrease in many business taxes. Joel Kramer, a former newspaper publisher and former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor who leads the think tank, said the changes would reduce a tax advantage that he said the wealthiest ... Read More
For Growth and For JusticeThe Minneapolis Observer | March 1, 2004By Craig Cox We have long been blessed in this city with a thriving and vital community of "big picture" think tanks. From the Humphrey Institute and the Citizens League to the Center of the American Experiment and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, these hubs of intellectual risk-taking have done much to shape the way we see the world. We don't always agree with their anal... Read More
Growth & Justice and its founder praised in Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineMinneapolis St. Paul Magazine | May 2004 Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine's May issue includes a 22-page report: "What matters to us: Minnesota Not-So-Nice." It decries the mean, coarse, polarizing civic debate that is dominating our state and highlights promising voices from what it calls "the radical middle," devoted to finding and advancing solutions that "stan... Read More
And the winner is... Worst political ads namedStar Tribune | May 27, 2004By Dane Smith The winner of the "Daisy" award -- the worst TV ad by Democrats attacking Republicans -- was a 1994 mini-drama that showed a beer-drinking truck driver about to crash his semitrailer rig into a station wagon full of cute kids. This horrifying prospect, it turns out, was based on the fact that GOP Congressman Mac Collins of Georgia committed the sin of owni... Read More
The Radical Middle: They're prgamatic. They're idealistic. Utne Magazine | September/October 2004By Leif Utne You're hearing it everywhere these days. Political commentators across the board are saying that America is not as divided as we thought. Research has shown that on issues ranging from abortion to trade, gun control to the environment, Americans agree with each other more today than they did 20 years ago. It's the politicians and spec... Read More
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