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    LPMN Chair Chris Dock featured in "Libertarians Working For You" show
    May 28, 2015

    LPMN Chair Chris Dock was on the Libertarian Party's National radio show titled "Libertarians Working for You" hosted by National LP Vice Chair Arvin Vohra on May 20, 2015. The discussion centered around the current state of politics in Minnesota, including the most recent budget negotiations, transportation, education, and how the state government is trying to find creative ways to spend the $2 billion budget surplus, even though the surplus was created by over-taxation of us rather than under-spending by them.
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    The budget deal, is anyone surprised?
    May 22, 2015

    When I was in elementary school, I remember working feverishly on school projects the night before they were due, and my parents asking me the same question every time - “how long have you known about this project?” That-last minute approach is just like how Minnesota's legislators work.
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    LP: Republican-controlled U.S. House votes to jack up military spending, skirt the sequester
    May 20, 2015

    228 Republicans and 41 Democrats in the U.S. House voted for a $612 billion defense authorization bill on May 15. They maneuvered the increase in military spending, which should have been prohibited by “sequester” spending caps established by the Budget Control Act of 2011, by putting some of the spending in a slush fund.
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    Powerful corporation gets special treatment by Minneapolis city council
    May 15, 2015

    You can't make this stuff up. The Minneapolis City Council is levying a special tax assessment on property owners downtown. Even nonprofits are being made to pay. Even churches! But one entity is special. Only one has the clout to wiggle out, because they have friends in very high places. Guess who it is.
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    Success at the MayDay Festival
    May 4, 2015

    Albeit the nasty winds, getting soaked at the end, our tent almost taking flight, our flag breaking, and the event being called short ... we ended up with FOUR TIMES the amount of signups over last year. 90%+ of the people who stopped by signed up to learn more. Nearly all conversations were positive. Put it down to some new approaches and the "Libertarian moment".
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