Mayor Chris Coleman to host re-election fundraiser

Dec 3, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TwinCities

St. Paul Mayor Coleman speaks before the Senate finance panel at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

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St Paul Voter

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This drunk can't be re-elected. He just can't! I will volunteer for the first time in my life if he runs again.
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He will be re-elected by the St Paul machine. It is futile to resist. Move out now while you still can.
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Maybe you can get Coleman to run for mayor in North St Paul and St Paul voter will be able to stay in St Paul.
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Jan 15, 2013
 
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Maybe you can get Coleman to run for mayor in North St Paul and St Paul voter will be able to stay in St Paul.
You live in Burnsville, why do you care about who runs for Mayor in St. Paul? Compared to the crazed fanatic that is Elizabeth Kautz, Coleman is mild.
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You live in Burnsville, why do you care about who runs for Mayor in St. Paul? Compared to the crazed fanatic that is Elizabeth Kautz, Coleman is mild.
Kautz has her problems, but one of them isn't trying to get the state to forgive $40 million in debt on the Excel Energy center so he can build a refrigerated outdoor ice rink with the money earmarked for the Excel payments. There is still a Macy's store in Burnsville.

Kautz and all the suburban mayors subsidize Minneapolis and St Paul with LGA payments. Let's see Coleman manage his budget with no LGA.
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Why would he have to ??? Geez, you twist reality and pretend to have a point under unreal "reality" ?? Probably cancer sand in your pumpkin head...
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<quoted text>Kautz has her problems, but one of them isn't trying to get the state to forgive $40 million in debt on the Excel Energy center so he can build a refrigerated outdoor ice rink with the money earmarked for the Excel payments. There is still a Macy's store in Burnsville.
Kautz and all the suburban mayors subsidize Minneapolis and St Paul with LGA payments. Let's see Coleman manage his budget with no LGA.
I grew up in Burnsville. I am aware of how much that town resembles every other suburb in the metro. Oh and yes LGA funds a fraction of the St. Paul budget, but both Minneapolis and St. Paul provide more tax revenue to the state than any other city by far. That includes sales taxes, income taxes from both employers and employees, and gas taxes paid by all of you commuters who work but don't live in the Cities thus clogging our highways. If the Macy's is your claim to fame, I suggest you try harder. Besides that space at the Burnsville center has changed so many times from Donaldsons, Carson-Pirie Scott, to Dayton's, so we'll see how long it lasts. Oh and got any craft brewhouses? Got any bars that are not apart of some nationwide chain? Got any houses that don't look like every other house on the block? Got the second largest newspaper in the state? I thought not. Bash St. Paul all you want, but Burnsville is an afterthought suburb. St. Paul has history and culturally rich neighborhoods.
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<quoted text>Kautz has her problems, but one of them isn't trying to get the state to forgive $40 million in debt on the Excel Energy center so he can build a refrigerated outdoor ice rink with the money earmarked for the Excel payments. There is still a Macy's store in Burnsville.
Kautz and all the suburban mayors subsidize Minneapolis and St Paul with LGA payments. Let's see Coleman manage his budget with no LGA.
And how long are your tax dollars going to subsidize that Performing Arts Center?
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I grew up in Burnsville. I am aware of how much that town resembles every other suburb in the metro. Oh and yes LGA funds a fraction of the St. Paul budget, but both Minneapolis and St. Paul provide more tax revenue to the state than any other city by far. That includes sales taxes, income taxes from both employers and employees, and gas taxes paid by all of you commuters who work but don't live in the Cities thus clogging our highways. If the Macy's is your claim to fame, I suggest you try harder. Besides that space at the Burnsville center has changed so many times from Donaldsons, Carson-Pirie Scott, to Dayton's, so we'll see how long it lasts. Oh and got any craft brewhouses? Got any bars that are not apart of some nationwide chain? Got any houses that don't look like every other house on the block? Got the second largest newspaper in the state? I thought not. Bash St. Paul all you want, but Burnsville is an afterthought suburb. St. Paul has history and culturally rich neighborhoods.
If the $50 million in LGA is such a small contribution, then I suppose St Paul could do just fine without it, right? I would like to see the breakdown of St Paul sales tax revenue per capita to compare actual collections by population. Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Lakeville, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights together probably take in more sales taxes than St Paul with about the same population. It is likely that those suburbs also employ more people, educate more kids for less money, and our crime statistics are much better. Our councilmembers are not idiots. Lee Helgen? Dave Thune? Melvin? Kathy Lantry isn't too bad by comparison to the other nuts on the council, but she isn't anything special. St Paul spends $655,776,385(2012-2013 school year) on the public school budget for better than Minneapolis, but less than stellar results. That money is for 39,000 students in preK through 12th grade. At almost $17k per student, your cost per student is 50% higher than District 196, and before you spout out special needs and minorities, etc, you had better check your figures. As for bars and craft breweries, I don't appreciate paying $8 for a glass of beer anyway. Macy's may not be the greatest thing or claim to fame, but Burnsville didn't have to pay them $9 million to stay in our town, then lose them later anyway.

Your egocentricism is showing.

Sure, Burnsville and Eagan certainly aren't the best places in the world to live either, but you are a fraud if you think St Paul is the bright center of the universe. A lot of the rest of us don't like paying extra tax dollars in to support your idea of paradise. It isn't just LGA, the state pays extra tax dollars into St Paul for lots of extra things, for the Saints, the Excel center, how much did the state fund the Union Depot for again?$243 million, but $35 million came from the Feds.

Spend your own money, or expect some criticism from those that are paying in extra to support your city.
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And how long are your tax dollars going to subsidize that Performing Arts Center?
I am not a fan of the Performing Arts Center, but you will notice it was all paid for by the taxpayers of Burnsville, we didn't take state money and LGA to subsidize our poor decisions.

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I grew up in Burnsville. I am aware of how much that town resembles every other suburb in the metro. Oh and yes LGA funds a fraction of the St. Paul budget, but both Minneapolis and St. Paul provide more tax revenue to the state than any other city by far. That includes sales taxes, income taxes from both employers and employees, and gas taxes paid by all of you commuters who work but don't live in the Cities thus clogging our highways. If the Macy's is your claim to fame, I suggest you try harder. Besides that space at the Burnsville center has changed so many times from Donaldsons, Carson-Pirie Scott, to Dayton's, so we'll see how long it lasts. Oh and got any craft brewhouses? Got any bars that are not apart of some nationwide chain? Got any houses that don't look like every other house on the block? Got the second largest newspaper in the state? I thought not. Bash St. Paul all you want, but Burnsville is an afterthought suburb. St. Paul has history and culturally rich neighborhoods.
Please pass those smokes without the name on them! Cultrually rich neighborhoods, Oh you mean like Frogtown, or the North End/Rice Street? Yep, culturely rich! The Midway? The Eastside?? Please, unless you live in Highland Park or Mac Groveland, you live in a neighborhood linked to gangs and crime. Arlington HS along with Johnson and Harding have police call daily, to say nothing of Central.
St Pauls was a great town, back in the 60's and 70's, but since then, not a chance, it is a cess pool!
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I'm sorry but Burnsville High School is not listed in the top 10 in the state. Wait, I meant top 25. All the while Central High School in St. Paul is #6 and which High School is #1....Southwest High in Minneapolis. Sorry we educate our kids pretty good here while ISD 191 is too busy paying off HR Administrators. As for the X or Union Depot, plenty of suburbanites enter the Cities and use city services while taking their income back to the 'burbs. Plenty of commuters tear up Minneapolis and St. Paul streets, plenty of suburbanites and greater Minnesotans come to watch the Wild, the Wolves, the Twins, and the Vikings. Or perhaps Orchestra Hall or a political convention. Can the Burnsville Performing Arts Center handle the next RNC? I think not, but you got revenue from it didn't you. In the form of hotel rooms, restaurants, shopping, etc. Without Minneapolis and St. Paul you suburbanites would have nothing to do with your time and nobody would come here and bring their dollars that benefit the entire metro. Oh and I can actually walk or bike to places instead of needing to drive constantly.
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Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Please pass those smokes without the name on them! Cultrually rich neighborhoods, Oh you mean like Frogtown, or the North End/Rice Street? Yep, culturely rich! The Midway? The Eastside?? Please, unless you live in Highland Park or Mac Groveland, you live in a neighborhood linked to gangs and crime. Arlington HS along with Johnson and Harding have police call daily, to say nothing of Central.
St Pauls was a great town, back in the 60's and 70's, but since then, not a chance, it is a cess pool!
I live on the Eastside and the crime stats here are better than most of city. You should actually look it up. Central High School is ranked better than all but six of High Schools in the state. Southwest High in Minneapolis is number one. You obviously don't in either city. I can walk around my neighborhood at any hour without fear. Gangs and crime are not everywhere-what an ignorant statement. Parts of Midway are great and Frogtown is coming around slowly. Its an urban area so yes crime is a bit more common, but that's the nature of it. Run and hide in a gated community if you'd like, but once again where are you going to watch you sports? Live music? Jazz or classical or rock, etc.
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I'm sorry but Burnsville High School is not listed in the top 10 in the state. Wait, I meant top 25. All the while Central High School in St. Paul is #6 and which High School is #1....Southwest High in Minneapolis. Sorry we educate our kids pretty good here while ISD 191 is too busy paying off HR Administrators. As for the X or Union Depot, plenty of suburbanites enter the Cities and use city services while taking their income back to the 'burbs. Plenty of commuters tear up Minneapolis and St. Paul streets, plenty of suburbanites and greater Minnesotans come to watch the Wild, the Wolves, the Twins, and the Vikings. Or perhaps Orchestra Hall or a political convention. Can the Burnsville Performing Arts Center handle the next RNC? I think not, but you got revenue from it didn't you. In the form of hotel rooms, restaurants, shopping, etc. Without Minneapolis and St. Paul you suburbanites would have nothing to do with your time and nobody would come here and bring their dollars that benefit the entire metro. Oh and I can actually walk or bike to places instead of needing to drive constantly.
Well, I guess being able to walk and bike does make you superior to everyone else, my apoligies to the smug urban liberal.

My kids go to 196. What place is Eastview in again?

I think the St Paul Chamber Orchestra strke is such a pity. Those musicians will have to start cooking fries at McDonalds to make up those missing $100k+ salaries.

The Republican Convention in St Paul? The one your council members like crazy Dave Thune tried to wreck? We didn't see much benefit from it in Dakota County, like St Paul didn't. Most of those people stayed in Minneapolis.

As for tearing up St Paul streets, how can you tear something up that is already torn up? They certainly aren't maintained by your pothole fixing crew.

You don't get to lump St Paul in with Minneapolis, it isn't a fair comparison. St Paul is the ugly sister. Minneapolis has lots of the same problems, but don't use their successes to justify your city's existence on the state funded tax revenue handouts.
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I live on the Eastside and the crime stats here are better than most of city. You should actually look it up. Central High School is ranked better than all but six of High Schools in the state. Southwest High in Minneapolis is number one. You obviously don't in either city. I can walk around my neighborhood at any hour without fear. Gangs and crime are not everywhere-what an ignorant statement. Parts of Midway are great and Frogtown is coming around slowly. Its an urban area so yes crime is a bit more common, but that's the nature of it. Run and hide in a gated community if you'd like, but once again where are you going to watch you sports? Live music? Jazz or classical or rock, etc.
Excellent post!
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Just so you are all aware, Hennepin and Ramsey Countires contribute $335 million to the state's coffers just from sales tax from the leisure/tourism/hospitality industry. Nowhere else in the state even comes close and you want to squabble over $50 million in LGA.
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<quoted text>Well, I guess being able to walk and bike does make you superior to everyone else, my apoligies to the smug urban liberal.
My kids go to 196. What place is Eastview in again?
I think the St Paul Chamber Orchestra strke is such a pity. Those musicians will have to start cooking fries at McDonalds to make up those missing $100k+ salaries.
The Republican Convention in St Paul? The one your council members like crazy Dave Thune tried to wreck? We didn't see much benefit from it in Dakota County, like St Paul didn't. Most of those people stayed in Minneapolis.
As for tearing up St Paul streets, how can you tear something up that is already torn up? They certainly aren't maintained by your pothole fixing crew.
You don't get to lump St Paul in with Minneapolis, it isn't a fair comparison. St Paul is the ugly sister. Minneapolis has lots of the same problems, but don't use their successes to justify your city's existence on the state funded tax revenue handouts.
Like I said tax revenue from EITHER city offsets the LGA they receive many time over. You may have cultural differences with urbanites and that's fine, but when it comes to state revenue contributions we hold our own and then some. I include Minneapolis because I've lived in both cities and I interned for Mayor Rybak as well and have worked in Minneapolis for years so I am a stakeholder their as well.
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<quoted text>Well, I guess being able to walk and bike does make you superior to everyone else, my apoligies to the smug urban liberal.
My kids go to 196. What place is Eastview in again?
I think the St Paul Chamber Orchestra strke is such a pity. Those musicians will have to start cooking fries at McDonalds to make up those missing $100k+ salaries.
The Republican Convention in St Paul? The one your council members like crazy Dave Thune tried to wreck? We didn't see much benefit from it in Dakota County, like St Paul didn't. Most of those people stayed in Minneapolis.
As for tearing up St Paul streets, how can you tear something up that is already torn up? They certainly aren't maintained by your pothole fixing crew.
You don't get to lump St Paul in with Minneapolis, it isn't a fair comparison. St Paul is the ugly sister. Minneapolis has lots of the same problems, but don't use their successes to justify your city's existence on the state funded tax revenue handouts.
Lastly, this is not a debate about the salaries of cellists or who may or may not be smug and/or bitter. I joined this conversation to have a reasonable discussion and to flesh out the truth. If your so stuck in your ideology then perhaps you should hide from the world.

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I live on the Eastside and the crime stats here are better than most of city. You should actually look it up. Central High School is ranked better than all but six of High Schools in the state. Southwest High in Minneapolis is number one. You obviously don't in either city. I can walk around my neighborhood at any hour without fear. Gangs and crime are not everywhere-what an ignorant statement. Parts of Midway are great and Frogtown is coming around slowly. Its an urban area so yes crime is a bit more common, but that's the nature of it. Run and hide in a gated community if you'd like, but once again where are you going to watch you sports? Live music? Jazz or classical or rock, etc.
I was born and raised in St Paul and escaped in the early 70's. I have lived in Ramsey County, have several friends who have served on the police force both in St Paul and Ramsey County. You have minority violence galore! Highland, Arlington, Johnson, Harding, Humboldt all have had more than a dozen police calls in this school year alone. You have gang issue up and down Rice Street. Payne Avenue requires a pass from Vietnam and noone goes downtown unless the Wild are playing and the crime rate up and down 7th street jumps every game night. Don't tell me Frogtown is coming along. I know too many people at St Agnes and that is BS. You can keep you crime ridden piece of earth, I move to Sconnieville and still attend Viking games, Season ticket holder for Twins Games and catch a few Gopher hockey tilts as well, and I don't have to worry about getting mugged.
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Minority violence "galore" and personal opinions by a guy with a misspelled moniker ?? PERFECT ! LMAOROTFU~!

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