School vouchers mean equal opportunity in Minnesota

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Minnesota  /  No Comments


School vouchers can be a means to provide equal opportunity in a state with the worst economic disparity between white and minority citizens, Andy Brehm, a senior fellow at the Center for the American Experiment, writes in the Minnesota Post. In Minnesota, 85 percent of white students graduate from high school on time, while only 49 […]

Read More →

Wisconsin still a high-tax state, latest data show

By   /  November 3, 2015  /  News, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo by apvoc-ga.com

“Wisconsin tax burden and rank changed little during 2008-13,” the alliance noted in a press release.

Read More →

‘Neanderthal’ North Dakota has cleaner air than Minnesota

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

Photo via Flickr

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton calls North Dakota’s approach to climate change “neanderthal” despite the state having better air quality than his own.

Read More →

Drink up! Taxpayers back bad loans for country clubs, boats, wineries

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  California, Federal Government, Massachusetts, Minnesota, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo Courtesy Freeimages.com

Sonoma wine maker Vance Rose admits his timing was bad and isn’t happy that taxpayers are left paying the debt.

Read More →

Man bites dog: Politicians vote against spending public money on soccer stadium

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Issues, Minnesota, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo via Wiki Commons

Here’s a story that doesn’t often get written: Politicians in Minnesota voted against spending public money on a new stadium.

Read More →

Watchdog Podcasts: Behind the Headlines — The economics behind taxpayer-funded stadiums

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Minnesota, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with Victor Matheson, a professor of sports economics at The College of The Holy Cross to discuss a stunning development in Minnesota: politicians voted against using public funding for a new soccer stadium.

Read More →