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Minnesota Lags in DWI Prevention

Before I sobered up more than 30 years ago, I habitually drove drunk. Luckily, I never caused a crash or faced DWI charges -- even though I wasn't a state legislator with supposed immunity from such embarassments. Not that it mattered much anyway. Back then, Minnesota's drunken driving penalties were laughably lax. Thanks largely to persistent advocacy from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, founded in 1980, much has changed. It's now estimated that drunken driving can cost the nearly 30,000 Minnesotans arrested for it each year as much…

The Equitable School System

Whether you call it the achievement gap, the opportunity gap, or the educational debt, what you have in mind is some form of educational equity. It’s an idea advocates and policymakers have been grappling with for years. For those who find the prevailing technocratic and market-based approach to reform problematic,…

Reducing Income Inequality Doesn’t End with Minimum Wage Campaign

On Monday, progressive state policymakers and fair wage supporters were in a celebratory mood, as Governor Dayton signed into law the first Minnesota minimum wage increase in nine years. Under that law, the hourly minimum wage will be gradually increased to $9.50 ($7.75 for small employers) by 2016 and indexed…

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