Nanny-state city of the week: Minneapolis wants to ban take-out trays

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  National, National News, News  /  No Comments

TAKE AWAY YOUR TAKE-OUT: A proposed ban on certain types of foam dishes would leave residents of Minneapolis eating cold take-out.

Part 2 of 2 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm |
MINNEAPOLIS — They came for your plastic bags, and now they’re coming for your take-out trays.
Minneapolis City Councilman Andrew Johnson says the largest city in Minnesota should join an ever-growing list of cities to ban foam containers, like the ones used [...]

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Minimum wage increase means higher costs for MN small businesses

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Economy, Minnesota, News, unions  /  No Comments


By Eric Boehm | Minnesota Watchdog
MINNEAPOLIS — At Minnesota’s oldest Dairy Queen, owner Troy DeLeon frets about what a higher minimum wage would do to his business, where he has been serving customers for more than 20 years.
DeLeon sells small cones for $1.50 out of the front window of one of the few remaining old-style Dairy [...]

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MN minimum wage hike ‘another reason to relocate to North Dakota’

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

POACHING BUSINESS: The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce upset some Minnesota officials with this billboard aimed at luring businesses across the border. Now the group behind the billboard says Minnesota's minimum wage hike will help drive businesses west.

Minnesota lawmakers have agreed to a minimum wage increase that would require a pay hike for an estimated 350,000 residents. But how will the policy affect bordering states?

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HI’s troubled health-care exchange draws congressional attention

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, News, Obamacare, Oregon, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Hawaii Health Connector sign ups still under one percent of Hawaii's population (photo courtesy of Hawaii Health Connector)

A Hawaii state senator wants the Government Accountability Office to investigate a $204 million federal grant to the state’s health-care exchange.

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