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School rating system will help Minnesota parents make informed choices

In a commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business Partnership education committee chairman Pat Ryan writes that the Legislature should pass an easy-to-understand rating system for schools and districts. No one should oppose a transparent, objective and straightforward rating system that helps parents make informed decisions about their Continue Reading...
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Tariff threats are bad for Minnesota

In a March 8 commentary in the Star Tribune, Charlie Weaver of the Business Partnership warns that steel and aluminum tariffs could ignite a trade war, harming Minnesota businesses, workers, and consumers. Excerpt: Punitive tariffs do not solve trade disputes. They deepen them by undermining existing trade relationships and inviting retaliation Continue Reading...
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Minnesota Business Partnership releases 2018 Blueprint for Reform

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today released its 2018 Blueprint for Reform, a set of state policy recommendations for lawmakers to consider during the 2018 legislative session. The policy recommendations were developed by the MBP’s member-driven policy committees and are aimed at achieving the following: Fostering economic growth Continue Reading...
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