Minnesotans pay fourth highest income tax in country

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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SAINT PAUL – Minnesota workers shoulder the fourth highest individual income tax burden in the country, according to a recent report from WalletHub report. According to statistics provided by WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez, Minnesota’s individual income tax rate is 3.59 percent. Gonzalez said that rate is not entirely bad news for the state because “Minnesota actually offers the […]

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Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Arizona dental therapy supporters prep for next battle

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, Legislature, Minnesota, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

A disappointing defeat for dental therapy in Arizona in 2016 has only strengthened the resolve of advocates looking ahead to the next legislative session. Among them is Kristen Mizzi Angelone, a dental policy expert with the Pew Charitable Trusts, which backs dental therapy efforts across the country. “Arizona is big state,” she told Watchdog.org. “There […]

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E-cigarette critics get research dollars from industry competitors

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, Health Care, Minnesota, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

As the full-court regulatory press on e-cigarettes demonstrates, even the perception of bias can skew outcomes for smokers.

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Several Minnesota football players return after sexual assault allegations

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Minnesota  /  No Comments

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“This has never been about punishing anyone. I just wanted to feel safe,” the accuser said.

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Charter schools are booming where they were born

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Education Blog, Minnesota  /  No Comments

Enrollment at Minnesota charter schools rose 36 percent over the past five years.

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