- Talking taxes
Even though the Legislature doesn't have a budget to balance this year, there are a number of tax-related proposals on the table, including eliminating the so-called marriage penalty, raising the state sales tax and the increasing the income tax.11:06 a.m.
Larry Pogemiller: Chair of the Senate Tax Committee, DFL-Minneapolis.
Phil Krinkie: Chair of the House Tax Committee, R-Lino Lakes.
- Religion, oil, debt and American politics
Former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips worries that the GOP is leading America down the same road that ruined the British and Roman empires.12:06 p.m.
Kevin Phillips: Author of "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century," in a speech at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Edina.
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