Thankfully Duluth city councilors went along with Mayor Don Ness on most cuts in city spending he proposed to meet a $5 million budget deficit.
Budgeteer News, 06/26/2008
IRV may soon — well, relatively soon — be coming to a ballot near you. No, I don’t mean former state Rep. Irv Anderson of International Falls.
Budgeteer News, 06/19/2008
As we await word on Mayor Don Ness’s efforts to find support for his sewer surcharge plan and action on the plans he outlined Monday for dealing with Duluth’s $5 million budget deficit, this is a good time to look at recent actions in other city issues discussed here earlier.
Budgeteer News, 06/12/2008
IT’S ALWAYS A BAD IDEA TO PUT SPENDING DECISIONS IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION.
Budgeteer News, 06/05/2008
As jails go, Duluth’s old downtown lockup is one of the classiest looking — if you don’t look too closely. It’s when you look closely (meaning the flawed walls, floors, etc. inside its nice exterior) that it becomes clear there’s no way to save it.
Budgeteer News, 05/29/2008
Last week’s column used my experiences at the University of Minnesota Duluth 52 years ago to question why my first-year tuition and fees were under $150 compared to the $10,000-plus facing students this fall.
Budgeteer News, 05/22/2008
Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth will pay $10,066 in tuition and required fees for the coming school year. For my first year at UMD (’56-’57), I paid $138 — yep, $46 a quarter (the system used then).
Budgeteer News, 05/15/2008
Roger Reinert has been effective and thoughtful since he was appointed (and later elected) as a Duluth city councilor.
Budgeteer News, 05/08/2008
How about a nice metal sculpture in the shape of a capital “I” — maybe one made out of steel to demonstrate strength?
Budgeteer News, 05/01/2008
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has done some smart things and some dumb things over the years.
Budgeteer News, 04/24/2008
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