News

Bruce Kaskubar Uncategorized Leave a Comment

The Southeast Minnesota Young Republicans would like to encourage everyone to attend the Tax Cut Rally on April 12 at the Minnesota state capitol. More information can be found on . Let’s show our state legislature what we think about their recent passage of the largest tax increase in Minnesota’s history!

Brian Davis property tax kerfuffle

Bruce Kaskubar analysis, commentary, news Leave a Comment

So, Brian Davis reportedly paid his property taxes on June 17, about a month past the first half due date. I don’t know if he did or didn’t but you know what? I think Olmsted county likes it when people pay late; it makes oodles of money on penalties. Well, the county calls it a penalty on the back of the property tax statement. The Star-Tribune called it a fine. Which is catchier? The first half payment was due on May 15. If Brian paid on June 17, the county applied a 4% penalty on the entire payment. If he owed $1,000 on May 15, he owed $1,040 on June 17. In just 33 days, the county “earned” $40 on $1,000. Were that a savings account, it was …