What are some state and local resources to find candidate accountability?


Here are some state and local government information resources to find accountability information both for election day and the terms after.

* National Taxpayers Union

Highlights Minnesota's yet-to-be-realized spending database. In addition they have worked with Project Vote Smart to promote budget issues.

* StateVote 2008

From the National Conference of State Legislature

* Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

All state candidates must file with the Disclosure Board regarding sources of income.

* wcco.com - Reality Check

Provides campaign fact checking with a local emphasis.

* Eyewitness 5 - Vote 2008

Provides the "truth test."

* Minnesota Independent

From the Center for Independent Media

* MINNPost.com

* Citizens League

Focuses on issues such as the "policy and poverty project" and "immigration and higher education study committee."

* Americans for Tax Reform

* Minnesota Budget Project

Analyzes the impact of current office holders.


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