My colleague Michael Caputo has another live online forum going today at noon, bringing in former legislative heavyweights to talk about fair share.
This is another offshoot of MPR News’ effort to amplify the conversations the Citizens League held around the state last fall and winter to give residents a chance to talk about Minnesota’s long-term budget problems.
All over the state, communities are trying to figure out new ways to do things, to get more efficient, to do without, decisions driven partly by budget pressures and partly by different political winds blowing.
Many in those conversations expressed a willingness to shoulder more of a burden of sacrifice if they were convinced that burden was applied fairly. Since that means different things to different people, the Insight Now conversation should be enlightening. What is fair and what’s your share?
Here’s an introduction to the conversation.