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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc. Minnesota’s legislative leaders started 2015 with a pleasant conundrum: How to proceed through the biennial budget process knowing you’ve got a $2 billion surplus. Dozens of uses for those billions quickly surfaced – from big ticket items like Gov. Dayto...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc. The issue of bullying should be simple: Don’t do it — and if you see it, report it. A 180-pound eighth-grade boy shouldn’t beat up a 99-pound sixth-grader and steal his lunch money. It’s wrong. Don’t do it.  However, that seemingly universal premise...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc. The time has come when penalties for convicted distracted drivers in Minnesota should be more severe and comparable to motorists convicted of drunken driving. In Minnesota distracted driving is defined as drivers engaged in any activity that might distract fro...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc. Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence – how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop ...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers Inc. Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate – what should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practic...Read More
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The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-13 State Legislature appropr...Read More
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