Education Minnesota Might have to Disclose Their Finances

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from the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, 27 Aug 19: In 1959, Congress passed a law (the Landrum-Griffin Act) that requires that labor unions annually disclosure and itemize “virtually every transaction they make.” Public sector unions like Education Minnesota have escaped filing these important transparency reports by claiming that they are not an “intermediate body” of the national union (NEA) and thus not required to file the appropriate reports.  This change would occur under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that states, “all NEA state affiliates would have to file a disclosure report” subject to the Landrum-Griffin Act. A similar rule was proposed by President George W. Bush in 2003 but the National Education Association (NEA) tied it up in court until President Obama took …

2019 Olmsted County Residential Survey

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County surveys were performed in 2008, -13, -16, and -19. 2019’s results report is 247 pages long and available on the county web site. Quality of Life and Community What one thing do you like most about living in Olmsted County? 37% Quality of life in general top answer 16% Location second answer : [six other answers] scored 3-10% 02% Schools, Employment, Other three-way tie 01% Bike paths first time on survey 00% Low taxes bottom answer; consistent across all four surveys Just about – or exactly – nobody is here for the low taxes. Just about nobody is here for the bike paths. (The bike path option was provided on the survey. In years past, answers only came from those surveyed.) Only 2% are here for our …