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Economy and Jobs

PoliGraph: Thissen correct - cuts will cost jobs

Minnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen says the Republican budget plans put jobs at risk....

PoliGraph: Seide claim on unions holds up

As a battle over public employee bargaining rights rages in Wisconsin, Minnesota labor leaders are touting the positive effects of union membership....

PoliGraph: Dayton's accuracy on job growth claim depends on data set

During his State of the State speech, Gov. Mark Dayton made some troubling observations about Minnesota's economy, including this one:...

PoliGraph: Dayton gets jobs number claims right

Minnesota's economy was the theme of Gov. Mark Dayton's first State of the State speech delivered Wednesday....

PoliGraph: Dueling 1st District ads fail truth test

In Minnesota's 1st congressional district attack ads are flying fast and furious....

PoliGraph: Dayton's government worker claim accurate

By Catharine Richert With all the talk about taxes and spending, this year's gubernatorial race is a debate over the size of...

PoliGraph: Emmer's public sector salary claim inconclusive

By Catharine Richert During a debate in Golden Valley, Tom Emmer put public sector employee salaries in his cross-hairs. "On average, a...

PoliGraph: Emmer's employment claim accurate

By Catharine Richert A hallmark of Republican Tom Emmer's campaign for governor will be his case for smaller government. Emmer's website says...

PoliGraph: Kelliher job numbers in the ballpark

By Catharine Richert DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher's gubernatorial campaign is all about jobs. Part of her plan to boost employment...

PoliGraph: Entenza wind power claim checks out

By Catharine Richert Boosting Minnesota's green energy production will be good for Minnesota's environment and for its economy, says Matt Entenza, a...

PoliGraph: Pawlenty misses on strike comment

By Catharine Richert During his recent travels around the country, Gov. Tim Pawlenty made a pit-stop in Tennessee to speak at the...

PoliGraph: Clark correct on foreclosures, wrong on unemployment

By Catharine Richert State Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, says incumbent Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is spending too much time traveling the nation,...