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

Answer:

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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