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Community Solutions Podcast

Dec 12, 2018

www.commsoluyionsmn.com- Local elections are supposed to be the most simple act of democratically choosing our representation. It is neighbors selecting the neighbor that best represents their views to serve them at city hall or at the school or county headquarters. Not so fast. I don't think any of us are aware that...


Dec 5, 2018

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Cities love to discuss how to bring in revenue to pay for all of their spending. They almost can't wait to raise taxes, implement new taxes, raise fees, or write new bonds. Should we be throwing a party while spending other people's money? Should government celebrate all of the "great" projects...


Nov 29, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- What does government do when they want to do something that they can't afford? Yeah, I know, that's an easy one. They tax us. But there are so many ways that they can choose to do it... and that's where it gets complicated. Budgeting for it in the property tax levy, bonding, general assessments,...


Nov 21, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- In Minnesota, many counties (and a handful of cities) have been implementing a transportation sales tax. It can be a quarter or a half cent tax. Of course most counties have chosen the half cent. Counties also have a choice to implement a wheelage tax. Of course, fifty-four counties have taken...


Nov 15, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- Today we have the much anticipated 2018 election recap. As is always true, we tell you how we feel about the outcomes from the national level down to the local. It's no secret that the results were a mixed bag at the national level, and that Minnesota's DFL came out strong and voted. How did...