I’m happy to see that longtime NARN friend Jeff Johnson, the guy who should be the Attorney General of Minnesota in a just world, is finally doing a blog:
I am a member of the 7-member Hennepin County Board of Commissioners myself. I was first elected to the Board last November and sworn in this January. In my first few months, I’ve been amazed at the reach of the $1.7 billion annual county budget (larger than several state budgets) and the sometimes curious (and sometimes outrageous) ways this money is spent. As Hennepin County government actions largely fly under the media radar screen – despite our tremendous impact on your individual and business property taxes – I felt it time to provide an insider perspective.
The inner workings of county government – especially in Hennco – have needed some illuminating for quite some time now.