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Since 1998, policy fellow John R. LaPlante has written on a range of public issues, including economic development, government-sponsored enterprises, and transportation.
His projects have included managing a healthcare policy website for State Policy Network, writing reports and commentaries on K-12 education for the Kansas Policy Institute, and commenting on think tanks for the St. Paul Legal Ledger/Capitol Report. He holds an M.A. in political science from The Ohio State University.
He is a contributor to The Michigan View, a state-focused equivalent to National Review, written by members of the Detroit News editorial board and a few selected others. He has been published in the Star-Tribune, Kansas City Star, and the DC Caller. He also been a guest on 760AM WJR (Detroit), 1280AM WWTC (Twin Cities) and other radio outlets.
A resident of Dakota County, he was the research director and webmaster of a coalition that prevailed twice on a ballot question regarding his city’s form of government. He enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking.