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MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
State opinion: Woodbury police improperly withheld data
Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Police roll out body camera pilot program
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
crime and courts
Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
PHOTO: Local 4-H receives grant
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Striking up a community band: Musicians sought from Woodbury
Still at bat: Senior softball team at the center of comedy at Black Box
Decades of dazzle: Woodbury Figure Skating Club turns 20 years old
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Dvionne "Dee" Claybaugh, 78
Marven M. Rosen, 84
Letters: Provisional ballots just make sense; foreign aid pays off
Letters: Yearning for 'bit of podunk'; Speak up about public transportation
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Letters: City birthday boosted Heritage Society; Bulletin improving lately
VIEWPOINT: Lawmakers aim to make Met Council accountable
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October 22, 2009
Senators send tax letter to governors
Lawmakers from Minnesota and Wisconsin asked the states' governors to "immediately resume negotiations" on a potentially doomed income tax reciprocity agreement. In a joint letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle on Oct.
October 22, 2009 - 9:29am
June 30, 2009
Viewpoint: State faces the effect of three rounds of cuts
Minnesotans have been hearing a great deal about budget cuts for well over a year. Now, as Gov. Pawlenty proceeds with his current unallotment plans, it's important to consider these proposed cuts along with the specifics of last December's unallotments and this year's budget bills....
June 30, 2009 - 7:03am
June 12, 2009
Ritchie to keynote DFL Family Picnic at Tartan Park
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is scheduled to present the keynote address at the fifth annual "Family Picnic for Senate District...
June 12, 2009 - 1:06pm
May 13, 2009
Viewpoint: Time to get real about budget solutions
As the end of the Legislative session approaches, I work in the hope that the House, Senate and Governor will come together and agree to a budget in the best interest of our state. A divide remains to be bridged, and those on both ends of the political and leadership spectrum remain...
May 13, 2009 - 8:56am
April 29, 2009
Viewpoint: Cuts and reforms are the central focus of our efforts
All three parties to the budget negotiations -- the governor, the Senate and the House -- have included $1.5-$2 billion in revenue sources in their budget solutions. This is because without these revenues, even with the federal stimulus money, if the remaining $4.6 billion hole...
April 29, 2009 - 7:04am
April 22, 2009
Viewpoint: Cutting spending would end need to 'raise revenues'
If Rep. Julie Bunn (DFL-56A) can't look us in the eye and tell us she may raise our taxes, she probably shouldn't be raising them. Just weeks ago, I received a survey request from Rep. Bunn seeking input on whether the Minnesota State Legislature -- in facing a $5 billion budget...
April 22, 2009 - 7:31am
April 8, 2009
Viewpoint: Senate and the House propose tax reforms
The size of Minnesota's budget deficit and the likelihood of even larger deficits without federal funds are motivating state policymakers to consider ways to find more revenue.
April 8, 2009 - 6:13am
March 25, 2009
Viewpoint: Straight talk on current budget proposals
Minnesota is facing the largest budget deficit of the last 70 years. The governor, the Senate and the House have now all placed proposals on the table for discussion. The similarities across the various proposals, while often overlooked by the media, can be the most instructive...
March 25, 2009 - 7:46am
Viewpoint: 'Truth' or 'spin' -- Decide for yourself
I read with interest Rep. Julie Bunn's recent editorial "Opportunity lies before us in the no spin zone" (Viewpoint, Bulletin, March 11). She begins by informing us that the state just realized in November that they have a big problem. I am surprised it took until November, after...
March 25, 2009 - 7:41am
March 11, 2009
Viewpoint: Opportunity lies before us in the no-spin zone
They say that you can't begin to fix something until you fully acknowledge the problem. Our state has -- we, collectively, have -- a problem, a big problem. Last November, we learned we faced a monumental problem -- a forecasted 2010-2011 biennium deficit of $4.8 billion, which...
March 11, 2009 - 6:08am
March 4, 2009
Letter: Bunn comments on editor letters
I would like to thank both John Penas and Steve Ellenwood for their letters to the editor in the Feb. 18 Bulletin regarding my work at the State Capitol. First, I appreciate Mr. Penas' kind words about the job that Rep. Marsha Swails, Sen. Kathy Saltzman and I are doing in St....
March 4, 2009 - 1:11pm
February 18, 2009
Letter: She left out a very large number
In her recent letter explaining the state budget, State Rep. Julie Bunn (D-56A) left out a very large number: $8,000,000,000. Yes. $8 billion. When Julie Bunn took office in January 2007, Minnesota was operating with a $2.2 billion budget surplus. By the end of her first term...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Letter: A suggestion on the transit issue
Well, Julie Bunn and Kathy Saltzman are at it again. Now they are advocating for state funds in addition to the Washington County money being proposed to finance a study and as Kathy states, to have communities shovel ready for the eventual transit service on our I-94 corridor....
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Viewpoint: Budget basics to consider in 2009
In the months ahead, our state will have to resolve one of the largest budget deficits of the last 30 years. Our current economic climate is...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Saltzman, Bunn and Swails to hold legislative town hall meeting
State Senator Kathy Saltzman (DFL-Woodbury), State Representative Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo), and State Representative Marsha Swails (DFL-Woodbury), announced they will hold a joint legislative town meeting on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Woodbury City Hall. The legislators...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am