Neither senators nor congressmen nor mayors nor gloom of MoveOn.org stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds — namely, streamlining postal service operations and cutting billions of dollars in deficits.
That could be the U.S. Postal Service’s updated motto…Read More →
No reward has been offered to the person who identifies the guy who, apparently, took it upon himself to enforce a League of Women Voters ban on videotaping candidate forums at Edina City Hall.Read More →
The prognosis for Minnesota’s state health insurance exchange, MNsure, took a turn for the worse this week, as the provider offering some of the lowest premiums in the country opted out of the program, amid financial concerns.Read More →
Bill Maher admitted on his latest show that he didn’t know much about Minnesota politics. He doesn’t know much about comedy, either, but that hasn’t stopped him.
After soliciting suggestions via tweets from his audience from among 16 GOP congressmen for his 2014 “Flip a District” campaign contest, Maher selected Rep. John Kline from Minnesota’s second congressional district.
“I know what you’re thinking, I’ve never heard of John Kline,” Maher told his D.C. studio audience.Read More →
You would be hard pressed to put a price on the impact of citizen watchdogs and their role in holding government accountable.
But in the small Twin Cities suburb of Victoria, the cost of local accountability, at least by one measure, comes to $68,000 in legal fees — and counting.
“The legal defense in this action is a very costly endeavor. An indication of the costs involved can be found in the extent of the initial document search, which required the review of 30,000 pages,” Mayor Tom O’Connor of Victoria said at an Aug. 25 City Council meeting.Read More →