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Baker, Coakley talk range of issues in debate

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley and Republican nominee Charlie Baker are both pledging support for a commuter rail extension to Massachusetts’ south coast region, but differ on what it would take to pay for the project. 98 more words

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Letter: Yes on 1

submitted by Len Diana

Dear Editor,

The legislature increased taxes by $500 million.  MBTA fares have gone up.  Registry fees have been increased by 20%.  New taxes are being collected on amazon.com purchases.  67 more words

Gov. Walker considers replacing gas tax with sales tax on the purchase of gas

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he is considering proposing replacing Wisconsin’s gas tax with a sales tax on the purchase of gas.

Walker threw out the idea during a meeting with the Wisconsin State Journal editorial board on Monday. 83 more words

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NC GOP Chair Claude Pope admits Thom Tillis is in violation of the NCGOP platform

by Rocco Piserchia

I spoke with NC GOP Chair Claude Pope on October 1, 2014 at Big Ed’s restaurant in Raleigh NC when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was there to campaign for Thom Tillis (R-NC) for US Senate. 131 more words

Dayton Talks On Ebola, MNsure & The 'Unaware' Ad

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – On WCCO Sunday Morning, I did an extended interview with Gov. Mark Dayton.

With just over three weeks until Election Day, Dayton is enjoying a 10-point lead over his Republican opponent Jeff Johnson, … 118 more words

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Greed and the Gas Tax

California has been quite progressive in its climate change regulation compared to other states across the nation. AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006,originally implemented a “Cap and Trade” means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions that only applied to large, stationary sources. 251 more words

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Jeff Johnson Thinks Minnesota Doesn't Need a Gasoline Tax Because...

In last night’s debate with Governor Mark Dayton and Hannah Nicollet in Moorhead, Minnesota, Jeff Johnson ridiculed Dayton for tackling our transportation problem head on.  Dayton supports an increase in the gasoline tax, a tax that, in real terms, has… 246 more words

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