NPR Censors Opposition Comments on RCV

The NPR show 1A ran a program on Ranked Choice Voting today, and Checks & Balances Publisher Shawn Towle sought a spot on the panel. When called back by producer Andi McDaniel he was informed the panel was full but could submit a comment through the voicemail...

Corroborating Information on the Knoblach Story

Last year, we published a controversial and disturbing piece on House Ways & Means Chairman, Jim Knoblach (R-14B, St Cloud) regarding claims made by his daughter on her Facebook...

Pawlenty’s Second Deferral (He called us first with the news.)

Originally posted April 20, 2001 When the Vice-President of the United States calls someone who may believe is the person actually in charge, you stop and take notice.  So seems to have been with the state House Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty (R – 38B,...

Duluth Referendum Provides Smoking Gun to FairVoteMN Finances

If the St Paul Charter Commission votes to place Ranked Voting on the ballot in November, St Paul is poised to be a significant battlefront in the protection of public pension programs. With Republicans in control of both houses of the legislature, we are prepared for...