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Taxes study says regressivity eased a little

In a trend that has persisted for more than 10 years, the richest Minnesotans are paying a lower percentage of their incomes in state and local taxes than the rest of the state's residents, according to the biennial Tax Incidence Study prepared by the Department of Revenue.

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Green light for PCA chief Aasen – so far

In the 1990s he served as the state's emergency management director under Republican Gov. Arne Carlson. Aasen then joined the administration of Independence Party Gov. Jesse Ventura as assistant commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. He subsequently served as director of government relations for Ventura during a time of unprecedented tri-partisan control at the Capitol, with Republicans running the House and Democrats controlling the Senate.

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Dayton’s cabinet is taking shape

Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet is almost complete. On the week in which he was officially sworn into office, Dayton continued to add to the roster of top agency officials who will help him govern alongside the GOP-controlled Legislature in confronting the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit.

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What Gov. Dayton wants for Christmas

At this time of the year many of us are pondering what gifts may be waiting under the tree come Christmas morning. But in Gov.-elect Mark Dayton's case, he's probably thinking more about what gifts he would like to receive from legislators in the upcoming session.

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Stormy session ahead for Met Council

Transportation policy wonks wondering how the new Republican legislative majority will approach the Metropolitan Council can find a hint in the state GOP platform. The party's position is succinct and seemingly unambiguous:

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