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Job generators…or not

Creating jobs seems to be everyone's answer to solving our budget deficit woes and the issue dominates the governor's race. That got us to wondering...how many gubernatorial candidates and legislators have actually created jobs?

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The Weekly Report this week

Today's issue of the Weekly Report includes an analysis of the 2009 Campaign Finance Board reports for Senators. Which state Senator is sitting on a campaign warchest of $63,896? Which state Senator has a mere $386 on hand?

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Pawlenty wrote his own speech

In my earlier post, I wrote that I thought Gov. Tim Pawlenty's speech was one of the best state-of-the-states he's given, in terms of both content, which included specific action items and a broader sense of Pawlenty’s brand of ideology, and in terms of delivery, which was smooth, forceful, confident and polished.

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Kelliher v. Rybak: the money battle

One of the more intriguing battles in the DFL gubernatorial contest is the one between House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis) and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. Given their photo-finish in last week's Democratic straw ballot vote (Rybak bested Kelliher by less than 400 votes out of about 23,000 cast),

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