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Progressive to fellow progressives: Learn these simple truths about business

I'm a lawyer who represents small businesses that do all sorts of things, from operating restaurants to landscaping to things that I don’t totally...

Daily Reformer: Do or die for Klob in New Hampshire

Good morning! Tuesday is the New Hampshire primary. Sen. Amy Klobuchar needs to beat one of the moderates to stay viable. A Sunday tracking poll...

Yes, teachers matter, but don’t forget about administrators

Teachers are the intense focus of the education debate. The union is fighting for better wages and working conditions that most teachers think will...

Today’s Daily Reformer. Democrats: Be very afraid

Good morning. Sign up for your daily dose here.  Democrats: It’s time. All of your submerged anxieties are entirely reasonable, and you can scream into...

Daily Reformer: Carnahappenings.

Good morning.  Labor unrest in the Twin Cities, with SEIU strike votes coming for both 1,800 medical workers at HealthPartners, as Max Nesterak informed you...

Daily Reformer: Campaign finance reports: top fundraisers and big spenders

Good morning. Headline in local media outlet last night: Amy Klobuchar gets a boost from likely fifth place finish in Iowa Nope, that’s not a thing.  (Good...

Adopt the Clean Car Standard so Minnesotans have more electric vehicle...

Right now, the world is experiencing some of the first dramatic effects of a quickly warming climate. Forest fires in California, Australia burning, unpredictable...

Daily Reformer: AFSCME troubles; caucus troubles, $$ for childcare

Good morning.  This morning on the Reformer:  A Reformer scoop: Weeks before the leadership shakeup at AFSCME Council 5 last summer and fall, a letter...

Daily Reformer: Super Bowl of Minnesota politics — Iowa and Senate...

Good morning! Today on the Reformer:  Sen. Tom Bakk is overthrown by the DFL caucus and Sen. Susan Kent, who ascends to leader just days...

Analysis: What does Tom Bakk’s ouster tell us about labor and...

ITASCA COUNTY — State Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) ousted Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook Saturday at a Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor caucus meeting. Ironically,...
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