A new report shows just how much national parks benefit the local economy. The National Park Service report from 2012 showed that the 163,419 people that visited the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfiled, Wis. spent a collective $24 million during their visits.
After weeks of widespread criticism, Governor Mark Dayton abandoned a controversial sales tax plan that included a new tax on business services.
President Obama is taking heat on the economy from Republican Representative Erik Paulsen. Paulsen delivered this week’s G.O.P. address, focusing on how Obama and Congress are once again locked in a fierce debate over the economy. Paulsen also speculated on who’s hurting the economy, and how to fix it.
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats want to give Minnesota businesses a $3,000 tax credit for each unemployed person, veteran or recent college graduate that they hire as a way to push down the state’s unemployment rate.
On Labor Day, it’s only fitting that creating jobs is top of mind for so many Americans. Rep. Keith Ellison invited both union and non-union people to Minnehaha Park Monday to celebrate labor. Most took the opportunity to speak with the congressman about jobs.
Job creation and taxes were on the minds of constituents attending a town hall meeting with Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (krah-VAK’) in Minnesota’s 8th District.