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
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
Today was a step forward for the efforts of conservative lawmakers to prevent the Walz administration from imposing unpopular California car mandates on Minnesotans. Senate File 3496 passed out of the...Read full post
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board regularly makes news for all the wrong reasons. Awhile back the board’s chaotic public meetings routinely made headlines for being disrupted and even sh...Read full post
For years the St. Cloud City Council has operated under rules of conduct that in effect amount to a gag rule on free speech. Duly elected city council members were prohibited from publicly criticizing...Read full post
The Rochester City Council might as well yell “Fore!” right now to warn local taxpayers about the bill coming at them for the escalating cost of subsidizing the city’s four municipal...Read full post
It may finally be dawning on the St. Cloud City Council that the gag rule prohibiting individual members from publicly disagreeing with council actions approved by the majority violates the constituti...Read full post
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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...