The package includes a fourth-tier income tax hike and a $1.60-per-pack cigarette tax increase, ends some corporate loopholes, and extends the sales tax to certain business services.
It seems the entire state of Minnesota is waiting in anticipation for the Senate vote today on gay marriage.
But let’s be honest with ourselves, heterosexuals. We are playing a small supporting role in this freedom to marry movement. The real heroes are not the heteros. The real heroes are the people who had the courage to speak truth to power when it was difficult and dangerous: “We’re here, we’re queer, get over it.” That, much more than straight people’s belated courage, is at the core of what is changing America.
A few fun moments from MinnRoast 2013. We especially love that top picture of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak with his mom.
All photos by Julie Thorleifson
I submitted an application for January 2015 to be a waiter at the Bachelor Farmer.
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Minnesota leaders off to a rocky start at legislative ‘preview’
David Hann, the Senate minority leader-designate, arrived at the media session with Gov. Mark Dayton and other legislative leaders with a weird smile on his face that looked a whole lot like a smirk. Hann’s look and comments were so biting that Dayton and House Speaker-designate Paul Thissen both felt it necessary to smack him down.
“This state is one of the models because of so many of the things you all are doing,” Michelle Obama said to the table of participants. “And I want to make sure that the rest of the nation understands how you work as a state, how your organizations come together, the needs of our military families and how organizations can serve them.”
Read more at “Visiting Michelle Obama praises Minnesota’s community programs for military families” by James Nord
People have the right to defend themselves but this would give citizens the right to use weapons even law enforcement doesn’t have and would make prosecution almost impossible.