Bill Glahn reports on the outside money spent against my campaign last fall. This is part of a continuing series Bill has been writing about the admixture of outside spending in Minnesota political races.
In spite of the potential for conflict in such a diverse group, with diverging political and institutional interests, the Sunset Commission managed to do what committees and the Legislative Audit Commission had not done, because they didn’t have the time or the mandate to do it. They sunset one agency and put it under the purview of another, they sunset another, which long ago had finished its work and had been defunded, and they mandated a financial audit be done on an agency with chronic problems. Other policy changes that they recommended were similarly put into law.
concerned4mycountry asked: Rumor control has it you are considering another run for your rightful seat, and sending the "Rubber Stamp" DorkDolt back to wherever he came from? I sure hope so! You're a good man, and look forward to seeing you campaign next year!
Thank you so much for your support and kind words. I will keep all my options open and will think over the summer about what my next year will look like.
"The bigger the government, the smaller the people." — Dennis Prager
Denise’s note below ties to an article in my local paper here in central Minnesota. The Sunday paper headline reads “Health law means more work, hiring.” I note that the online edition finishes the sentence “hiring for local counties.” That’s an important omission. It starts, The Affordable Care Act is expected to provide health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans, but itâs also creating more work for Minnesota counties. What…
I won’t delete the material below, left over from my 2012 campaign for the state House, but from here above are my other, random thoughts that won’t really work on my Twitter accounts, or Facebook. So call this a hard break, and find above this anything I felt like putting to Tumblr. Also, gives me a way to read some more Lileks.
This is Irina, winner of the FAIM Saver of the Year award, who used her savings to finance earning a degree in accounting. FAIM, or Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota, provides financial literacy and career guidance to individuals of modest incomes who want to save for an education, a house or to start a new business. My bill HF 2062 helped restore funding to this important program so that more people like Irina can get a new start.
She’s looking for an accounting job, by the way, so if you have a lead on a tax preparation job for 2013, let me know and I’ll put you in touch. She’s doing some bookkeeping in the meantime.