Wednesday, August 11, 2010

St. Paul's mayor should consider cuts in the city's payroll

by Lee R. Shelton ( - Residents of St. Paul, Minnesota, should be grateful. For the first time since taking office five years ago, Mayor Chris Coleman has presented a budget that does not call for a property tax hike.

Why the sudden benevolence? In the Star Tribune today, Coleman admitted that "times are tough," and that "too much of the cost of state government has been shifted onto the backs of local property taxpayers." (And to think a politician figured that out!)

(Read the full article here.)

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