The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, will present Dr. Louis Johnston with “Taxes and Spending: What’s Ahead for the U.S. and Minnesota?” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Business and Industry Center. He is associate professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University and is a frequent commentator and featured expert on economic issues for Minnesota Public Radio. Taxes, spending, and the size of government are important issues at all levels of government. In this talk, Johnston will address three questions: What are the current and future challenges faced by the state and federal governments? What are the differences between the political challenges and the economic challenges (they are not the same)? How can individual citizens make sense of these issues and get involved in their solution? The fee is $6 for non-members but free to members of the Center for Lifelong Learning. Register with a personal debit/credit card by calling (218) 855-8142 or online at http://clcmn.augusoft.net and clicking on “courses.” Information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.