Another Lourey Prevails

Minnesota Report With all precincts in Stuart “Stu” Lourey (DFL-11, Kerrick) wins over former KNBJR News Anchor Michelle Lee (DFL-11). by a margin of 235 votes. We had thought Lourey would win with 2/3rds of the precincts reported. This means the...

Will the PUC Opening Provide Some Opportunities for Walz?

Minnesota Report One of the best appointments is to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). On January 7, 2019, PUC Chair Nancy Lange’s term ended. Unless she is reappointed the position the vacancy may offer up some political opportunies for Governor Tim Walz...

Developments in Senate District 11’s Special Election

Minnesota Report On Saturday, former KBJR News Anchor and female bodybuilder Michelle Lee (DFL-11) received the DFL endorsement for the open seat and today is the Primary. We thought this was surprising because in 2018, when she sought the DFL endorsement for the 8th...

2019 Legislative Session Opening

Minnesota Report The first steps in the legislative process each session is the installation of leadership and staff followed by temporary rules. Normally, this is a pro forma process, because the decisions on these questions were largely made in the results of the...

Senate District 11 Special Election Update 01/09/2019

Minnesota Report Last night, the Republican Senate District 11 Central Committee met and endorsed Rep Jason Rarick (R-11B, Pine City) for the Senate 11 seat with 64%. This also cleared the field of opposition candidates, because his challengers are withdrawing their...

Our Gas Tax Alternative, Minnesota Mileage Fee

Checks & Balances is also associated with accounting practices as well as a system of divided government. In that vein, we believe we have a long-term solution for a stable funding source for transportation. Our concept is not to violate a person’s privacy...