Sen. Cohen on bond sales: One-time gain for double the cost

The state of Minnesota’s sale of Tobacco Settlement Revenue Bonds yesterday is yet another example of Republicans’ irresponsible budget tactics that are dragging down Minnesota’s economic recovery, State Senator Richard Cohen, DFL-St. Paul, said today. “Selling these bonds was a bad idea to begin with because we knew we would be spending money we didn’t […] Read more

Giving Thanks

Playwright Thornton Wilder once said, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” This is a great quote to remember as we celebrate Thanksgiving and head into the holiday season. I always treasure this time of year as an opportunity to express my gratitude […] Read more

Hidden Tax Increases

Minnesota homeowners and small businesses are about to pay the price for the legislative budget deal brokered by the majorities in the legislature last summer. While they claimed loudly that the budget shortfall was solved without raising taxes, this is simply not true. Instead of raising taxes on people making more than $1 million a […] Read more

Sen. Sieben to Host Forum on Homestead Credit Changes

Sen. Katie Sieben will host a forum on Wednesday, November 30 in Hastings about the Market Value Homestead Credit change and how that change will affect homeowner and business property taxes next year. The forum will be held in the Community Room at Hastings City Hall from 6-7 p.m. Matt Massman, the Deputy Commissioner of […] Read more

Senator John Marty statement responding to House Republican Property Tax Proposal

State Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, the lead Democrat on the Senate Taxes Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the tax proposal offered by Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston: “Last session, Minnesota Republicans eliminated the state’s Homestead Credit and slashed funding for other property tax relief programs that directly benefit homeowners, renters and small […] Read more

Senator John Marty statement responding to House Republican Property Tax Proposal

State Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, the lead Democrat on the Senate Taxes Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the tax proposal offered by Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston: “Last session, Minnesota Republicans eliminated the state’s Homestead Credit and slashed funding for other property tax relief programs that directly benefit homeowners, renters and small […] Read more