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Main Street vs. Wall Street and the New Financial Paradigm

When: April 8, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: St. Mary's University Center, 2540 Park Avenue, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

Join us for a presentation and question-and-answer session with Sheila Bair. Five years after the start of the Great Recession, much of the financial sector appears focused on propping up the past failed systems. Homeowners, businesses and small banks struggle

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Policy and a Pint: The State of Education

When: February 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am – February 27, 2014 @ 2:00 am
Where: Varsity Theater, 1308 Southeast 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA

We know Minnesota is changing fast.  The jobs of the future will be different, and our workforce will be more diverse than ever.  So how are Minnesota’s schools making sure the students of today and tomorrow will be ready?  Our

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The Watch Dog: Finding Government Waste and Recommending Improvements

When: March 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Minnesota’s Legislative Auditor, Jim Nobles, is the state’s pathologist of government law — he investigates what happens to state laws after they are passed and often reports back on expensive promises that fall short.  From the failings of Minnesota’s Sex

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Metro Fair Courts Forum

When: February 21, 2014 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Where: Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430, USA

Our panel: · Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice · Eric Magnuson, Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice · Sarah Walker, President of the Coalition for Impartial Justice. Moderated by Tom Horner, former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate. Currently Minnesotans have

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The Real Story of MNsure: The Good, The Bad, and The Hopeful

When: March 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

The Real Story of MNsure: The Good, The Bad, and The Hopeful Scott Leitz, Interim CEO, MNsure Monday, March 10 12:00 – 1:15pm Humphrey Forum Humphrey School of Public Affairs Minnesotans approached the October 1st launch of MNsure — Minnesota’s

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White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making

When: March 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making Nicholas Carnes, Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University Senate Majority Leader Thomas Bakk (DFL) District 03 Representative Debra Kiel (R) District 01B moderated by former Speaker

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Congressional District 1 Convention

When: March 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Henitz Center, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota – Rochester Center, University Center Rochester, 1926 College View Rd E, Rochester, MN 55904, USA

Building A, Room HA110 Registration: 9:30 Call to order: 10:00 Come join your fellow IPers as we consider caucus resolutions, hear from candidates and discuss how we’ll work to move forward in 2014. Minnesota’s 1st congressional district extends across southern

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Congressional District 4 Convention

When: March 29, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: White Bear Lake Public Library, 4698 Clark Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, USA

 

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Shining the Light on Money: Campaign Finance and the Need for More Disclosure

When: February 19, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Our democracy is awash in money. Minnesota has a history as a national leader in fending off big money in election campaigns but is now threatened by large infusions of cash out of the sight of voters. As the Minnesota

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The Future of Social Security and Medicare

When: February 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Must Social Security and Medicare be cut to protect the programs and America’s fiscal balance sheets?  Or, can the backbone of security for seniors be protected by raising revenue and making other reforms?  Time to put aside talking points and

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