Scott Walker, Mark Dayton, and the economic record

Scott Walker announced today that he is running for president. Here is a selection of my MinnPost columns on the Walker economic record; it’s not pretty.

No, Minnesota is not ‘dead last’ in the Midwest in job growth


Like so many things having to do with the economy, the picture looks different depending on which data you consult.

GOP candidates say Minnesota should be more like Kansas and Wisconsin. The numbers say otherwise


When it comes to economic growth, job creation and employment, Minnesota is more than holding its own.

Walker vs. Dayton smackdown: Which governor has the better economy?


Sorry, Gov. Walker. Minnesota has lower unemployment, stronger job growth and higher household income.

Scott Walker at Gateway Tech

Scott Walker at Gateway Tech

Mark Dayton at Bird Island, MN

Mark Dayton at Bird Island, MN