As the News Changes, Legislative Work Will Continue

Minnesota Report On Sunday, Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) declared  peacetime emergency and he with Commissioners of Education Mary Catherine Ricker¸ Health Jan Malcolm and Employment and Economic Development Steve Grove held a unusual Sunday Press Conference broadcast...

The Need for Electronic Lobbying Efforts

Minnesota Report Ever since our inception on December 8, 1995, Check & Balances has encouraged lobbyists and lobbying effort to construct web-based lobbying campaigns. The reason being, another mechanism to express the various points of an organization, group,...

The Delay that Got the COVID-19 Bill Inline

Minnesota Report As the number of reported cases increases to two the legislature takes action. Yesterday, the State Senate acted quickly on SF3813 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health response planning and preparation appropriation, authored by Sen Jerry...

Bill to Ban Ranked Choice Voting to be Heard Wednesday Night

Minnesota Report The State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee Chair Mary Kiffmeyer (R-30, Big Lake) will hear Sen Mark Koran’s (R-32, North Branch) bill SF3385 Ranked-choice voting local government adoption prohibition on Wednesday evening at 6:00...

Got Bernt

Minnesota Report 9:19 am Michael Bloomberg (D-NY) is out of the Democratic Presidential contest. When people looked at the Vice-President Joe Biden (D) campaign last week, it was on life-support and people were ready to put a fork in it. The field of candidates was...

DFL Delegate Allocation

Minnesota Report The DFL Party is reporting the allocation of delegates to the DNC Convention, effecting the 75 apportioned and the 10 PLEO’s (Party Leader and Elected Officials). https://www.dfl.org/primary/ Vice-President Joe Biden-38 + 5 PLEO US Sen Bernie...