MinnPost reporter Briana Bierschbac​h covers the legislature [Stone Arch Discussion Group] PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, May 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414



Briana Bierschbach reports on state politics, policy and campaigns. She got her start in journalism covering city government and transportation for the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota's award-winning campus newspaper. After college she covered the 2010 Minnesota legislative session with the Associated Press before joining Politics in Minnesota as a staff reporter. She has spent more than five years covering Minnesota politics and has also worked with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and Minnesota Premier Publications.


Her recent articles include:

Senate Democrats' $1.5 billion infrastructure proposal sets up clash with House Republicans

Transportation debate at the Legislature muddles Minnesota's already complicated bonding process

A historic mansion, the Minnesota Legislature, and the politics of the 2016 bonding bill

Not adding up: Halfway through session, legislative leaders remain far apart on key issues








MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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