Commentary

Take note, Congress: Minnesota needs this new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal

In a commentary for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver urges Minnesota’s congressional delegation to take action on the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Recent trade wars and international spats have shaken many people’s confidence in our nation’s commitment to free and open trade. Ratifying the Continue Reading...

Taxes and the legislative session: Stop attacking large Minnesota employers

In a Star Tribune commentary, Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver calls out legislators who have vilified Minnesota businesses in an effort to distract from the debate over harmful proposed tax hikes. In recent weeks, some DFL legislators have vilified unnamed Minnesota companies, accusing them of exploiting tax loopholes Continue Reading...

Changes are needed to serve all Minnesota students; so is urgency

In a Star Tribune commentary co-authored by Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver, legislators are urged to address the state’s glaring achievement gaps. Despite the widespread belief that Minnesota schools are among the best, the truth is that they’re not the best for all kids: Students of color continue to Continue Reading...