Cindy Erickson

To the Editor: The constitution for Minnesota requires a balanced budget.  If the budget isn’t balanced by the deadline the State has to shut down and call an expensive special session so the legislators get a second chance to get the budget done. In 2005 Sean Nienow authored a bill that would not allow Legislators […]

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To the Editor: I believe the 2012 Legislature gets a failing grade.  It seems obvious that Minnesotans will have a clear choice in November between leaders who truly value public education, jobs and the middle class and those who view our state as just a place for political games. From paying back our schools to […]

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Local units of government have been getting a lot of complaints and a lot of advice from legislators lately, but maybe the advice should be going in the opposite direction. Like the state, local units, including Chisago County, have had to find ways to adjust to declining economic resources over the past few years, but […]

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