Minimum Wage and the Era of Feel Good Politics

Minneapolis recently voted to increase the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour, and the push will certainly be on soon to do so statewide.

Some of us, however, feel strongly that this path is disastrous for those in our state most in need of help and it’s why we don’t support a $15 minimum wage.

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Minnesota’s Legislative Mess

Jeff Johnson via The Pioneer Press – June 18, 2017

Recently, we saw a messy end to the Minnesota legislative session. As a conservative, I can celebrate some victories and lament some painful disappointments, but setting the substance aside, I’m once again disgusted with what has become commonplace in our Minnesota legislative process. Unfortunately, Minnesota government looks more like the U.S. Congress every year (and that is not a compliment).

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Sanctuary Cities Have No Place In Minnesota

Jeff Johnson via Alpha News – June 14, 2017

A recent story in the Star Tribune reported that Roseville will soon vote on whether it should become Minnesota’s first “sanctuary” suburb, meaning its police officers would be prohibited from cooperating with federal immigration officials regarding illegal immigrants in their city. Such a policy, however, isn’t about a “push to support immigrants” as the story suggests, it’s about shielding those here illegally.

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Johnson Raises Over $100K in First Six Weeks

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June 26th, 2017

Johnson Campaign Raises Over $100,000 In First Six Weeks

Plymouth, MN -- Today, the Johnson For Governor Campaign announced that it has raised more than $100,000 in just the first six weeks since launching the campaign on May 10th.

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