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Collateral Costs: Racial Disparities and Injustice in Minnesota’s Marijuana Laws

Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation’s highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Our latest report finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.

The research set out to determine costs beyond fines and attorney fees to individuals arrested and/or convicted for marijuana possession, including lost economic opportunity, property forfeiture, being removed from social safety net programs, and emotional distress.

Faith-based Activism Gaining Steam

Many organizations helped lead Minnesota's successful $9.50 minimum wage drive, including the state's faith community, which played a strong role influencing lawmakers and their congregations. These faith leaders are part of a growing international movement that have joined other activists, labor organizations and nonprofits against a well-financed opposition of corporate…

Minnesota 2020 Journal: Our Flying Car Future

As legislative sessions go, this one is marked by relatively blip-free achievements. Progressive policy is taking a big step ahead after years of stutter-steps backwards. Striding forward, it’s important to remember that we realize more from the journey than we do from the destination. Consider the higher profile victories. Minnesota…

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More Dangerous, More Costly: An Analysis of Transportation Outsourcing