The Vikings don't have to release information on how much money they spent lobbying Minnesota in 2011, but the state's local governments do. Their lobbying tab for last year comes in at $8.3 million, according to a 386-page report released Monday by the state auditor's office. That number's a 0.7 ... More >>
The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one
The Governor's proposal to require local school districts to spend 70 percent of their budgets on "classroom expenses" sounds wonderful. But the devil is in the details, and the definitions. One way for districts to improve their compliance would be to go buy a few hundred power saws and have the vo ... More >>
New numbers show public education in Minnesota trending down, down, down
Keep a close eye on my left hand...