Impact of Veteran’s Memorial Override

The attempt to override the first of the Governor’s Jesse Ventura (RP-MN) vetos from the last legislative session came in the form of a pro-World War II Veterans issue. The people in support of this group of people sought restoration of the funding for a Veteran’s...

An Early Start in the Process 

Checks & Balances has to give credit to Rep Mark Gleason (DFL–63B, Richfield) in his bid to become the next State Auditor.  We understand Gleason already has literature for the race, which he is distributing at the municipal ward endorsing conventions in...

The Expanding List of DFL Constitutional Officer Candidates

Every day, it seems a new name is circulated as a candidate for the various Constitutional offices.  We thought we would try to compile a list of the names we have heard so far and encouraged anyone who is interested in floating their name for a position (either DFL...

Flexing American Iron

Last week the House majority added on a provision in the Ways and Means Committee that failed to pass the Senate Environment Committee on a close vote. This issue is one that is close to the hearts and minds of Republicans activists, party leaders, and elected...