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Report: Local Minnesota governments and associations spent $9.7 million lobbying in...

(The Center Square) – Local governments are spending more taxpayer money on lobbying year-over-year. State Auditor Julie Blaha stated in a new report that local governments and...

Minnesota State Prisons in Disarray

A report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) paints a dire picture of Minnesota’s correctional system. The report found “persistent staffing shortages,...

Report: DHS improper payments could be up to $28 million

The Department of Human Services (DHS), which runs Minnesota's Medicaid program, made up to $28.9 million in improper payments to managed care organizations between...

Marriott Seeks $2.5 Million in Tax Breaks for Mankato Hotel

Marriott is the biggest hotel company in the world, a fixture on the Fortune 500 list. But whether the corporation follows through with a...

Counties Push Back After Minnesota DHS Asks for $9 Million in...

Counties across the state are resisting requests from Minnesota’s Department of Human Services to help pay back $9 million in improper payments. DHS plans to...

Minnesota House Hearing Reignites Concerns About Child Care Fraud

A Monday morning hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee reignited concerns about fraud within Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Department of...

MN DHS repeatedly violated the law over grants and contracts

In the last year, Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) repeatedly violated the law by not having the proper documentation for $52 million worth...

Dysfunction: DHS paid providers $455 per day for people to take...

One of the biggest problems with American healthcare is that so much of the payments are driven by a government bureaucracy that is impervious...

Corruption Allegations Plague Minnesota’s Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS)

Several weeks ago, we reported that—in the face of months-long lines to take driving exams—Minnesota’s Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), part of the Minnesota...

How does Minnesota’s DHS keep owing the Feds money?

State Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) is the chair of the Health and Human Services Committee in the Minnesota Senate, the committee that oversees...