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Creativity in small outstate communities

As a relatively successful private sector affordable housing developer for almost 25 years in the Twin Cities, I went on to graduate school in the early 2000’s to develop the skills necessary to bring private sector business practices and approaches to the public sector. It was my belief that these approaches would assist government agencies in becoming more cost effective, and consequently, less tax dependent. Another ...more »

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Reduce Process in government agencies

As a relatively successful private sector affordable housing developer for almost 25 years in the Twin Cities, I went on to graduate school in the early 2000’s to develop the skills necessary to bring private sector business practices and approaches to the public sector. It was my belief that these approaches would assist government agencies in becoming more cost effective, and consequently, less tax dependent. What ...more »

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St. Paul needs a DQ "Chill Grill" on the corner of Minnehaha and Payne Ave.

This is a very diverse neighborhood and with the new Saints stadium going in by the river and the new Food Oasis going in along the Bruce Vento Nature trail this DQ would be very busy. Plus, the Police station and the Fire Dept. and the elementry school would like it too!

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A Better Quality of Life for Minnsota

I have a couple ideas to make Minnesota better: As a past Mayor of a small town, financial help to small towns would be very beneficial. When I wasn’t Mayor a large road improvement project took place. The project was over 1 million dollars. Property owners were accessed and takes tripled. Because of this project property taxes are comparable to towns with population of 20,000+. Home sales have taken a hit because ...more »

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Embezzlement

New legislation is required to limit lawsuits to those liable. Clearly, it is not within ethical practice of the justice system in the State to knowingly punish the innocent, yet this unethical practice is allowed in Minnesota. In other words, you must not punish me and my family by using my tax dollars (or reducing State services that I have paid for) due to the sins of others - public employees. Please fix this embarrassing ...more »

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Re-Creating Capitalism

A plan to create a sustainable business community. Authored by James Cammarato 1408 Oak Leaf Lane Burnsville, MN 55337 Fred_Eye41@yahoo.com Resources to attract and create new business University of Minnesota Innovation Partnership Jobs Act Program to take U of MN patents commercial Cleantech Open North Central Region Minnesota Cup prizes and consulting to entrepreneurs Cash prize competition MN Science & ...more »

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Eliminate Wasefull spending

An idea: Try eliminating waste rather than constantly raising taxes. This isn’t a new idea but an idea that our government continues to neglect. Our current MN government is dysfunctional and inefficient. MN has some of the highest taxes in the nation and has an out of control wasteful spending attitude. Our legislators along with our governor are incompetent by taking the easy way out by increasing taxes to fund another ...more »

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Dropping person with disability off at government center

Taking homeless developmentally disabled person to Stillwater government center today. She's been bounced around since last October. Washington County denies responsibility for this person. They previously left her at McDonalds with no place to go. Well its almost 5pm and it took me hours to pick up the woman and take her to the government center in Stillwater. We waited for a housing person. She ended up saying there's ...more »

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Keep the unsession open longer

I am impressed by the activity regarding the Governor's request for input.....and that others can read and comment. Keep it open at least for a few weeks more. Then, I am asking that the Governor pay attention to the Olmstead Plan development and help to insure that the accountability is there to the consumer. Services under DHS have far too often been weighted in favor of the agency and providers and the consumer ...more »

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Litter seems to be getting out of control

I run along side roads around the town I live in and get to see first hand how bad the litter is. The amount is oturageous and I am seeing alot of needles right along side the road and of course cigerette packs and alcohol packaging, and the most popular trash is from fast food places. can they put an extra charge on fast food to go, alcohol and tobacco products and use the money to pay prisoners or the unemployed to ...more »

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Minnesota nice!!!!!

We were both born and raised in MN and always loved it. Now we are looking to move. First: Our family farm is a greater part of my mother in laws estate. The land value is inflated (bubble). We will have to sell assets to pay the estate tax. This is generational theft and government has no right to any of it. Second: MN is too fast to jump into Obama care. The only reason we have stayed until now is the Mayo ...more »

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Rural farm property tax rates should be the same for all types of farming.

Currently tree farms growing trees for lumbar products are taxed at a higher rate than essentially all other types of farms. Such tree farms do not qualify for the homesteading rate so property taxes rates are higher. This is grossly unfair. In addition, it leads to cutting down trees and putting all land, even marginal land, into crops such as soy beans and corn. This results in loss forest land many appreciate and ...more »

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