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Money, People, and the Building of Dreams

On Monday morning, hundreds of people piled into an auditorium and a stuffed overflow room at the Humphrey School for Public Affairs. The reason was a presentation, run by former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, about the work of Generation Next, the massive collaboration of business, nonprofit, and public leaders aimed at changing educational outcomes in the Twin Cities. Three efforts headlined Generation Next’s event. The first is work to ensure all Minneapolis and Saint Paul children are screened for health and development before age 3. The second…

Discussion: Minnesota Mental Health

The recent death of beloved entertainer, Robin Williams, has opened conversation about depression, mental illness and suicide. Here in Minnesota, deaths by suicide have increased over the last decade—especially among the baby boomer generation. While suicide is a complex issue, in many cases it can be prevented. Officials say there…

General Fund Revenue Remains Well Below 2000 Level

True to form, the anti-tax right continues to rail against the tax increases enacted by a progressive legislature and governor in 2013. However, real per capita state general fund revenue is significantly less than it was a decade ago, even after the 2013 tax hikes. In fact, the net increase…

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Growing Profits at Workers’ Expense