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Another Tax Increase for Minneapolis

By Cam Winton

Right now, Minneapolis City Hall is deciding how much of your paycheck to take in taxes in 2015.

The mayor proposed a tax levy increase of 2.4%. The proposal contained both good and bad elements, but setting priorities would have eliminated the need for the levy increase.

On Monday, Dec. 1, the Minneapolis City Council weighed in. In a 7-6 vote, the Council voted for a tax increase of “only” 2.2%, rather than the mayor’s full requested increase of 2.4%.

The following councilmembers voted for a lower tax increase than the Mayor proposed: Barb Johnson, Lisa Goodman, Blong Yang, Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Abdi Warsame, and Linea Palmisano. Although I still think there’s fat to cut, I thank them for their votes for a smaller increase.

These councilmembers voted for the Mayor’s full tax increase: Cam Gordon, Elizabeth Glidden, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, John Quincy, Andrew Johnson. Their votes are baffling when you consider how many of their constituents are working hard just to get by.

The City Council will take its final budget vote on Wednesday, Dec. 10. So, I encourage you to contact your City Councilperson this week to make your voice heard.
Email addresses and phone numbers are available here:

Let’s politely remind our elected officials that making it more expensive to live in our city – by taking our money to pay for a $54 million-per-mile streetcar line, dryer lint recycling, and duplicative bureaucracy – is NOT the way to improve the quality of life for Minneapolitans!

Free movie at MCRC! Monday, January 16th, 2012

Are you concerned with the poor performance of our city schools and the ever increasing cost to taxpayers with no positive results to show for all the money spent?

Well, we are too! So, instead of our regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 16th, we will be showing the movie “Waiting for Superman” about the sad state of government schools. This movie is well done and highly regarded and we encourage everyone to come and see it. Bring a friend or neighbor who is also concerned over failing Minneapolis schools and wants to see the system reformed. John Cairn, a local attorney and school reform activist, will be there for a discussion after the movie and will bring us up to speed on what can or should happen in our city schools.

The details:
What: Waiting for Superman movie
Free popcorn!! Everyone welcome!
Discussion following the film
When: Monday, January 16, 2012, 7:00pm prompt
Where: MCRC Headquarters
707 3rd Street N Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(map http://g.co/maps/xb5e4)

Also, Minnesotans for a Limited Government is showing a move about School Choice at O’Gara’s (164 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104) on Jan 26th, more details here.