Commentary

New Year’s resolutions for state lawmakers

The Minnesota Business Partnership’s Charlie Weaver suggests some New Year’s resolutions for state lawmakers in a Star Tribune commentary: The 2016 session left major issues unresolved, including a transportation funding package, a bonding bill, and a tax bill that provided relief for individuals and businesses. In 2017, legislators and the Continue Reading...

Charlie Weaver: Address racial academic disparities

Minnesota Business Partnership’s Charlie Weaver addresses the state’s academic disparities in a Pioneer Press commentary: “The link between education and an individual’s future economic success is indisputable. A 2011 Census Bureau study found that “education levels had more of an effect on earnings over a 40-year period than any other Continue Reading...