The wolf hunt is a waste of state resources and does nothing to protect Minnesota wolves for future generations. Wolves should always be a protected species and responsbile NON-LETHAL alternatives are available which will not cost the government as much as the hunting. Killing wolves is unconscionable
Perhaps MN State employees should be living in the state in which they work!
The legislature should authorize and fund a software program so that MMB is able to withhold SEGIP insurance premiums from retired state employees. This suggestion would eliminate the cost associated with the monthly Premium bills that are mailed out to thousands of participants and the many man hours associated with manually processing payments.Thank you for considering.
I've been watching this for years and it has always bothered me. I learned these things from volunteering in the care ministry of my church. Since I'm an attorney, pastors asked me to help some people that were caught in the system. I roll for the Lord Jesus Christ - not man-made institutions. So now I will described these allegations on Unsession blog. Washington County is the wealthiest county in Minnesota. It shares ...more »
They tried to fix this and upper management fought it tooth and nails. It is totally wrong that our "elected" officials pass legislation only to have it ignored, changed or butchered by "management" utilizing the allowed "administrative ruling". ANY changes to the legislation passed should go back to the Legislators for another vote... or ideally the management rulings should be brought forward during the session hearings. ...more »
1. Since the horse and buggy days are gone forever and we can all car travel as well Skype and telecommunicate, I think it's a waste of taxpayer money to have 87 counties in Minnesota. There's too much time and money wasted in overlapping services. I think the purpose of services and local government, the state should be divided into a quad. 2. MN is one of 7 or 9 (depending on your outlook) that does not charge ...more »
As the only parenting time I was being given by the mother, was at what they call an “Access Center” reserved for parents with a violent history, that concerns for the childs’ safety exist. I was unaware of this at the time. Despite my plea to the Judge to not force me to go into an environment that I feel, under my circumstances, is abusive. I was only offered to go back to the center and furthermore, I was not entitled ...more »
My name is Wesley, I'm a twenty-eight year olds first time father, that has lived in a nightmare for the last year and a half. I was told by a girl I had been seeing for six months that she was pregnant in Feb 2012. About a week after telling me of the conception of our child, she told me that in fact, I was not wanted to be present for the pregnancy, birth and as it turned out the upbringing of the first ten months ...more »
State Hiring and Staffing There is a complex and sometimes antiquated classification system used in State Government that hurts hiring and development/advancement opportunities and ultimately hurts our state. This is a system wide issue based in MMB policies and needs re-evaluation ASAP. A nimble, innovative, and employer of choice status should be the focus. The original reasons for classifications and minimum ...more »
I am a former state employee working for State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) in Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB). After analyzing claim data and other datasets of SEGIP, I found a variety of problems related to health care cost. For example, I found problems with member identifications; and member IDs could not be matched between medical claims and pharmacy claims. SEGIP conducted an audit of dependent eligibility ...more »
In Minnesota, the state attorney general's office represents state agencies. This makes no sense. Sometimes a state agency isn't following the law. What if there's misconduct? State agency should each have their own legal counsel. The state attorney general's office should remain neutral and ensure that state agencies always follow state and federal law. The attorney general should correct state agencies when they're ...more »
get rid of some troopers so we can have a supervisor working to call high speed chases or the troopers just like the gov of the state of mn do not need a supervisor also get rid of the state security guards get contact guards like everyone else no state benefits no state cars no law enforcement equipment how about a leadership from head of the state instead of ...more »