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  • "A Tale of Two Harbors" -- Lake County, Minnesota's Broadband Boondoggle

    Eight years ago, I founded the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.  Our mission was very precise:  we sought to provide market-based solutions to some of the toughest problems facing our state.  Our research and investigative efforts continue to focus on eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in state and local government.

  • "We're from the government and we're here to....."

    Seattle, Washington currently boasts the highest-in-the-country minimum wage where workers employed by “large employers” must be paid $13 per hour.  Last year, a city mandate raised that wage from $11 per hour to $13.   This was the second wage increase in less than one year and on Monday, we learned that elected officials in Seattle may have gone too far in the latest social engineering experiment.New research, conducted by economists at the University of Washington, shows...

  • Why do Minnesota teachers pay dues to bail out NEA DC bosses?

    Officials at Education Minnesota (the statewide affiliate of the NEA) went berserk the last day of the Minnesota special legislative session, demanding that Governor Dayton veto the K-12 education budget for the next two years.  The reason?  The new budget, that also includes more than $1.3 billion in increased funding for Minnesota’s public schools includes a new provision that ends the ridiculous teacher tenure law known as “Last In, First Out.”  This default p...

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