By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — When the Department of Defense recently grounded the Navy‘s Blue Angels and Air Force‘s Thunderbird aerial acrobat squadron because of sequestration, dozens of air shows across the country were caught in the crossfire.
While the Pentagon estimated the maneuver could save about $30 million, it’s proving to be costly [...]
A deal in the Legislature jacks up taxes at least $2 billion while ushering in a tax and spend, tax and smoke era that increases Minnesota’s dependence on cigarette and tobacco taxes and fees.Read More →
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — When Congress banned earmarks, few anticipated the $560 million Lewis and Clark Regional Water System would become a national poster child for the unintended consequences of the politically popular measure.Read More →
ANOKA, Minn. — After years of rhetoric and rulings out of Washington, D.C., reality is hitting home as Minnesota counties scramble to implement and pay for what one frustrated county board leader calls the “not so Affordable Care Act” for local property taxpayers.Read More →