Minnesota

St Paul MN Democrats pass $15 minimum wage

On Wednesday, Melvin Carter, the Democratic Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota signed a bill that had been passed via a unanimous vote by the all-Democratic city council to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour starting in 2022 for large businesses…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania GOP Congressmen voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Midwestern Democratic Governor candidates will cut taxes for the middle class

There is a misconception, which the Republican noise machine has pushed relentlessly for the last few decades, that Democrats want high taxes. The key to this misconception is that it lumps the poor, the middle class, and the rich together….

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been spurned by business

When Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker was first elected, he declared that under his leadership, Wisconsin would be open for business. He promised that his agenda of cutting taxes and fighting unions would lead to businesses knocking down the door…

Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal was mostly already done by Obama – Trump threw that away and caused 2 years of unnecessary hardship for the Midwest

One of Donald Trump’s first actions as President was to pull out of the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Washington Times: Donald Trump keeps campaign promise to abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership Putting into action his campaign’s tough talk on trade, President Trump…

Democrats push for automatic voter registration – Republicans push for less people being able to vote

Across the country, Democratic politicians are pushing plans to make it easier for people to vote. Chief among these plans is the proposed enactment of Automatic Voter Registration. Voter registration in many states currently stands as an obstacle for more…

By the numbers: Minnesota’s Democratic Governor vs Wisconsin’s Republican Governor

In 2010, the neighboring states of Minnesota and Wisconsin both elected a new Governor, each of which has governed for the last 8 years. Minnesota elected Democrat Mark Dayton, and Wisconsin elected Republican Scott Walker. These two states are both…