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John Kline is a busy guy. He is out there fighting for students. "Helping out" on student loans. Making things better for Native American education.
The increase in funding ($60 million) for Indian schools is interesting to note. It is certainly needed....
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School on the Leech Lake Band of the Ojibwe Reservation in northwestern Minnesota... is emblematic of problems in Indian schools across the nation. The school's list of grievances include a rodent infestation and a roof that caves during heavy snowfalls.
Rep. Tara Mack voted against the creation of a health care exchange. She worked to delay its implementation. When the state hurried its way into making an exchange, she offered no suggestions or help. When MNSure had its rollout problems, she was quick to criticize but offered no solutions. When the exchange successfully enrolled 183,000 Minnesotans, she focused on the software issues and glitches. When studies showed that Minnesota's uninsured rate declined by 40%, she said nothing.
But now we are supposed to believe that Rep. Tary Mack is going . . .
Under the new law, every adult citizen in Oregon who has interacted with the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division since 2013 but hasn't registered to vote will receive a ballot in the mail at least 20 days before the next statewide election.
Since everyone over 18 years of age is an eligible voter, this seems like a pretty natural move toward more voter participation.
But nearly every news story that talked about this move by Oregon brought up Minnesota.....
I just got back from a road trip. I always kind of regretted not embarking on a "see America" type car driving road trip right after college. Back then, I did the "proper" thing and went right to work. So, I guess I can now officially check this off my bucket list.
11 states, 8 days, 4200 miles.
Its different to be on the road, chalking off each mile...in a car, listening to CDs of your favorite groups, and eating road food. Flying is much more efficient, quicker, and frankly, . . .