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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...

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...

Union’s attacks on Minnesota businesses don’t hold up

In a December 28 commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Charlie Weaver of the Minnesota Business Partnership responds to the St. Paul Federation of Teachers’ misleading attacks on Minnesota businesses. These attacks on business are nothing new for the teachers’ union, nor are they limited to St. Paul, but Continue Reading...

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