Pre-General Election Campaign Finance Reports 2018

Here are links to the pre-General Election Campaign Finance Reports and a listing of the receipts, expenditures, and cash-on-hand. Campaign/Organization Total Receipts Total Expenditures Cash Balance Debt Tim Walz (DFL) 3,842,162.41 3,691,347.14 639,024.84 Jeff...

Education Minnesota Under the Microscope

The statewide teachers union, Education Minnesota was something we felt warranted coverage all throughout the legislative session and we documented a number of stories about their activities. Based on that it was not surprising to see that the organization spent...

Teachers Weigh In

Education Minnesota held a press conference earlier in the week to inform people that they were preparing to begin their endorsement process nearly a year before the election. The teacher’s union felt it was imperative for their organization to step forward and send a...

The Pain Principle

The general public will not truly turn its attention to the actions of the legislature until they feel some sort of personal discomfort from their inaction. We believe a significant influence this legislative session were the pressures created by criticism cast by...

Education Minnesota’s Carrot and Stick Approach

The state teachers union has dusted off some of the survey forms they used during the last election cycle to remind people what their legislators committed to while running for election.  The item in question is whether they had answered, yes, to the question of...