John Lesch

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MN GOP Redefines “Public Testimony” To Advance Health Insurance Bill

Rep. Peggy Scott

In the haste to pass a more complicated fix to rising health insurance premiums than what Governor Dayton has proposed, MN Republicans are bending if not breaking rules intended to provide public input on the process. The latest: redefining “public testimony” as just one government official speaking at a hearing. Continue Reading →

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Why The NAACP Opposes MN Police Body Cam Bill

Nekima Levy-Pounds testifies at a House hearing on police body cams

Trust of the police and the justice system when it comes to people of color is low. So it may be surprising that the Minneapolis NAACP is against a bill in the Minnesota legislature that would pave the way for more cities to equip their police with “body cams” that could show conclusively if an officer took inappropriate action. Continue Reading →

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Schools Allowing Apple To Spy On Your Kids — These Lawmakers Want It To Stop

apple computers and students

Apple’s iPad lease agreement with schools allows it to gather students names and birth date as well as track how the iPad is used. Privacy advocates say “It’s essentially the government using their power to coerce individual students into data sharing arrangements with private companies.” Continue Reading →

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