Did you miss "Become a Citizen Journalist" on July 21, 2007? Click above to see Eric Black's speech to mnpACT!
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The Star Tribune poll looked into the issue of gun laws and came up with two opposing ideas....
1) Regulations will be a tough sell. "Legislators and lobbyists said neither those nor other gun control laws are likely to progress this year in St. Paul, with Republican legislative leaders showing no willingness to take them up."
Notice it is Republican legislative leaders that are the obstacle.
Secondly, is the opposite view.
2) Overwhelming public support. "Asked whether criminal background checks should be mandatory on all gun sales -- current . . .
It's Earth Day and a good time to talk about Minnesota's environmental concerns.
Number one on that list is Polymet Mining. The controversy in the 8th district centers around the Polymet proposal to open up a copper/nickel sulfide mine. This is a highly risky venture because the waste products are hazardous to the environment. The Boundary Waters will be at risk.
Granted, this will create a few jobs - I believe the number is around 300. But can we balance that with any risk analysis that is in play here? I'm not sure we . . .
Workers benefit when stock values rise. Stock buybacks increase the value of retirement accounts and personal equity holdings. If investors continue holding stock instead of selling it back to the company in a buyback, its value will increase because there are fewer . . .
Three of the Congressional endorsing conventions happened yesterday. In the snowstorm. And let me just commend the dedicated DFLers who managed to get there under difficult circumstances. There is definitely a strong motivation with Democrats this year. We are woke...as they say.
CD2 endorsed Angie Craig on the first ballot yesterday. Jeff Erdmann ran strong for a first time candidate, but Angie Craig upped her game as well and has built a pretty formidable organization. I believe she will do well against Jason Lewis with a great chance to flip this district.