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There would have been no IRS scandal if the FairTax was the law of the land because the FairTax proposes the elimination of the IRS. (That is a major difference from the Flat Tax, which does not propose that elimination.)
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Farm Bureau members from across Minnesota met with their members of Congress in Washington, D.C. during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) Farmers to Washington, D.C. trip March 12-15.
Wednesday, April, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to submit their artwork for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Some words seem to have a short life. Some words actually lose their initial meaning. Take the word “congressman.”
Wednesday, March, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to submit their artwork for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
Saturday, March, 02, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing.
Monday, February, 25, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Aerial photography of the county was approved, cost shared by the county, city of Alexandria, ALASD and Alexandria Light and Power. Board voted to ask Legislature to ban coal tar for driveways. Dave Robley was named “Engineer of the Year.”
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support.
Monday, February, 04, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year’s Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill, the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months.
Wednesday, January, 09, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed on New Year’s night because it will grow the federal deficit by $3.9 trillion. “They spent more than they raised,” the western Minnesota Democratic congressman said about those who voted for the measure in the name of deficit control. “So we are further behind.”
Friday, January, 04, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
A farm bill awaiting congressional action is being viewed more and more as a partial solution to the federal government’s debt and budget crisis. The farm bill and impending “fiscal cliff” are being linked because new federal farm policy could produce billions of dollars in savings.
Friday, December, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall budget-debt deal needs to happen before Congress can pass new federal farm policy.
Wednesday, December, 05, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country
A few years ago our position was threatened, and with it Minnesota jobs, when a competitor knocked off our line of backyard poultry products that we have manufactured for over 50 years in Minnesota, and had them made in China.
Friday, November, 30, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Forgive Minnesota Democrats if they’re wearing broad smiles lately. Democratic-Farmer-Laborites won all the big prizes in Tuesday’s election.
Wednesday, November, 14, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Republicans are stereotyped as being rich, but Minnesota Republicans can testify that was not the case in the 2012 campaign.
Saturday, November, 10, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Your one vote can make a difference. That’s one of the lessons that can be learned from Tuesday’s election. In the Minnesota House District 8B race, Incumbent Republican Mary Franson of Alexandria defeated DFLer Bob Cunniff of Alexandria, 10,652 to 10,651.
Friday, November, 09, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minnesota, today urged House Republican Leaders to bring the Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan five-year farm bill to the floor for a vote next week.
Thursday, November, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The talk of the election in Douglas County today will likely be the outcome of the Minnesota House District 8B race. Incumbent Republican Mary Franson of Alexandria won by the closest margin possible, one vote, over DFLer Bob Cunniff of Alexandria.
Wednesday, November, 07, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
There is more to do, specifically on a farm bill, deficit reduction, health care and tax reform. Peterson’s history confirms he will work to get it done. Voters in the 7th should re-elect him.
Friday, November, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Lee Byberg has kicked off a final campaign tour.
Tuesday, October, 30, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News