Citizens League 2013 legislative successesSeveral of the Citizens League legislative priorities we announced last year were adopted in 2013, making it one of our most productive results in recent years. Thank you for your support. Some of them we'll still be working on next year, and one item went against us, despite our best efforts. Here's a rundown.
The Minnesota Prosperity (Dream) Act will become law!On Friday, the Minnesota Legislature passed the omnibus Higher Education Finance bill containing the Minnesota Prosperity (Dream) Act! Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign it soon. We want to thank everyone who made calls, sent emails, spent time at the Capitol and otherwise contributed to this huge victory for Minnesota!
Taxpayers asked to subsidize Mall of America expansion
Our own Bob DeBoer explains why the Minnesota Legislature's potential misuse of Fiscal Disparities, the state's property tax revenue sharing pool, to benefit a proposed Mall of America expansion, would set a dangerous precedent and be bad for the Twin Cities.