Featuring: Legislative Auditor report suggests local government consolidation, taxpayer bailout for Vadnais Heights sports complex, St. Paul government housing project, FFM in the news and more!
Bookmobiles date back to the days of the Model T, a nostalgic memory like the neighborhood ice cream wagon for many Minnesotans. In an era of the Kindle, branch libraries, and tight budgets, however, the end of the road has come in many communities for an iconic service that some view as a costly throwback in time and technology.
FFM's Tom Steward's piece- Minnesota Communities go on Spending Spree Funded by Stimulus Bonds- was featured on BigGovernment.com.
The Pioneer Press featured FFM in an article on the brand new "green roof" for St. Paul's fire station.
Original FFM investigative research was featured in a KSTP report on how much the state spends on office space this year. Could the state have saved taxpayers' money by leasing more reasonably priced office space? Watch the 5 Eyewitness News segment and read the story here.
Featuring: health care event information, St. Paul considering public art mandate, and a look at Red Wing's "essential" spending.
As the federal stimulus package continues to balloon closer to $1 trillion on the fast track to passage, the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota released a top ten list of the worst funding requests submitted by Minnesota cities as part of the process.
Featuring: has St. Paul's budget really been "cut to the bone"?, a look at Duluth's tax and budgeting policies, and Rep. Paul Kohl's state spending freeze proposal.
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