Event: An Evening with Randal O’Toole

Re-balancing Transportation Planning Randal O’Toole is a world-renowned author, speaker and public policy analyst who will be headlining an informative event on public  transportation on Tuesday, August 5th, 5 to 8 PM at Dayton’s Bluff Rec Center in St. Paul. There is no charge or advance registration required. What’s behind the expansion of light rail […]

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Supreme Court Paves the Way to Defeat Forced Childcare Unionization – But it’s not over Yet

For 4 years, Minnesota Majority has been fighting forced childcare unionization. We soundly defeated Governor Dayton’s executive order in state court and then we helped win a temporary injunction against the new legislation. Today’s United States Supreme Court decision paves the way for us to permanently win that fight, but it’s not over yet. There […]

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US Attorney General Eric Holder

Renewed Federal Attack on State Election (Integrity) Systems

US Attorney General Eric Holder opposes photo ID and any other measures designed to safeguard elections against voter fraud and he’s long used the power of his office to harass states in an effort to prevent them from modernizing their election systems in ways that protect voters and prevent abuses. Holder suffered a setback when […]

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Metro Transit

Event: Protest LRT Expansion as Green Line Opens

Join the Rebellion – Protest Event, 9 AM on Saturday, June 14th Please join us on Saturday morning if you can, as we protest the expansion of unaffordable light rail transit. Metro Transit’s Green Line (running down University from St. Paul to Minneapolis) officially opens on Saturday and there will be plenty of press on […]

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Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Ritchie’s Online Registration bid may cost the Office more than Prestige

Taxpayers may be on the hook in legal battle St. Paul – Government watchdog groups Minnesota Majority and the Minnesota Voters Alliance may be owed attorney fees and court costs under Equal Access to Justice laws. The two organizations sued Minnesota’s secretary of state Mark Ritchie after he unilaterally tried to institute online voter registration […]

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Memorial Day, Monday May 26th

Start of Summer also a Somber Remembrance For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and it’s celebrated with back yard barbeques, fishing trips and beer, but Memorial Day also marks an important and somber part of our American history. Many people confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. Both holidays honor military […]

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Minnesota Capitol

What Just Happened? A Brief Review of the 2014 Legislative Session

DFL leadership in the legislature went into session this year promising an abbreviated “un-session.” Ultimately they did manage to adjourn a couple days before the constitutional deadline, so one could say they finished “early.” Here’s an abbreviated review of some of this year’s key bills and issues and how it all ended up when the […]

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Tax Cut Rally Today!

St. Paul – An annual tradition since 1997, today’s Tax Cut Rally at the State Capitol will bring together dozens of organizations and causes united behind a theme of limiting government intrusion into people’s lives and pocketbooks. The event is organized by the Taxpayers League of Minnesota and Minnesota Majority and features Jason Lewis, a […]

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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

Ritchie Ordered to Shut Down Online Voter Registration by Midnight, Tuesday

Secretary of state lacked authority to implement system alone Ramsey County Judge Guthmann today ordered Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to shut down the online voter registration and absentee ballot system the secretary had unilaterally rolled out last September. The order comes after Minnesota Majority, the Minnesota Voters Alliance, State Representatives Drazkowski, Franson, Leidiger and […]

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What Drives Additional Public Transit?

Density and Demand Where is the density? The Urban Land Institute determined that 14,720 people per square mile is required to justify a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.  Half of that amount, 7,360, is needed to justify a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Minnesota has 66.6 people per square mile according to the 2010 census. […]

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