The Twin Cities Met Council: A Comparative Assessment This report is designed to give lawmakers and citizens basic information about how the Met Council compares to other large, metro area bodies bot...Read full report
Numerous surveys and polls indicate that students lack knowledge regarding both our history and our form of government. To address this historical ignorance, U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., inserted a...Read full report
Minnesota’s Constitution imposes some important limitations on a city’s tax power. For several years, the city of St. Paul has imposed a right-of-way assessment on all property owners to fund road...Read full article
Why fight over light rail when there's bus rapid transit? BRT is cheaper than LRT. It could actually ease congestion and, if it fails, it's less down the drain....Read full article
Allow me to juxtapose two news stories. The first is a local story, a small rebellion so obscure you might not have noticed it, which signals an important shift in regional partnerships. The other is ...Read full article
According to the Strib, Roe “helped engineer the DFL gains that resulted in 1972 in full DFL control of the Legislature and the governor’s office for the first time in state history. He was ready ...Read full post
MPR reports that Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair Michele Kelm-Helgen has resigned in the face of a mounting public backlash over luxury suites and other perks at US Bank Stadium. Michele K...Read full post
Funding for public broadcasting may be on the chopping block in Washington again. Maybe that explains why Minnesota Public Radio went before state lawmakers this week to ask for a $200,000 raise from ...Read full post
The hottest seat at the Capitol last night was at the Pension Commission. The Capitol hearing room was packed with legislators, retirees, police officers and other public employees, union officials, a...Read full post
We welcome the fact that the Trump administration hit the “pause button.” Minnesota needs time to get a handle on this. When you invite people to your country, to your state, you have an obligatio...Read full post
This presentation is designed to give lawmakers and citizens basic information about how the Met Council compares to other large, metro area bodies both in terms of governance structure and scope of a...
American Experiment’s Katherine Kersten and Kim Crockett are joining key legislators for a Town Meetings in Burnsville that discussed new developments in how the Met Council is using its Thriv...