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The Civic Caucus is a Minnesota-based,
nonpartisan, public-policy learning
and analysis organization.
Since 2005, the nonpartisan,
nonprofit Civic Caucus has worked to foster in-depth dialog, seeking
informed solutions to a broad range of Minnesota public issues. We
have conducted more than 500 thoughtful interviews of civic and
business leaders, innovators, elected officials, researchers,
academics, and thought leaders from Minnesota and around the nation.
These interviews are all accessible on this website under the
Interviews & Responses tab. Over 20 Civic Caucus position reports
are accessible on this website under the Position Reports tab. In
October 2017, the Civic Caucus began a series of interviews with the
major, announced candidates for Minnesota governor. It also
continues its series on a review of Minnesota’s legislative process.
The Civic Caucus distributes
summaries of its interviews, as well as its occasional reports, free
of charge to over 5,400 civic-minded e-mail readers—including
elected officials and candidates for public office statewide—and to
nearly 300 media outlets statewide.
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The interview summaries
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are intended to spark a thoughtful dialog,
moving towards education and understanding,
rather than partisan debate.
are recommendations offered by
the Civic Caucus Interview Group,
after holding extensive interviews on a topic and
to drafts of the reports.
Minnesota Policy Process
of Education/Evolving - February 23, 2018
Legislating options for school board structure could overcome
inertia to change
The Civic Caucus Interview Group - February 9, 2018
Identify Issues no one else wants to address
A new interview series:
The Candidates for Governor of Minnesota
In October 2017 the Civic Caucus began interviewing major,
for governor of Minnesota.
Interviews with candidates who have withdrawn are available on
the Interviews and Responses page.
Mary Giuliani Stephens
government should get out of the way
- January 12, 2018
Renew Minnesota with
clean energy, Single-payer health care, $15 wage,
2 years free tuition
of Minnesota's Governor
Arne Carlson -
December 1, 2017
System cries out for courage
Representative Erin Murphy
Fund schools fairly, support education innovation, create
single-payer healthcare system
- November 3, 2017
Dip into general fund for transportation, offer
private-school vouchers to some families,
veto legislative bills not restricted to single subject
former Minnesota Republican Party Chair - October 6, 2017
cut state government, offer complete school choice
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The Civic Caucus
is a nonpartisan,
tax-exempt educational organization. The Interview Group
includes persons of varying political persuasions,
reflecting years of leadership in politics, public policy,
business, nonprofits and government. Click here
to see a short personal background of each.
S. Adams, David Broden, Audrey Clay, Janis Clay (executive director), Pat Davies, Paul Gilje,
Rob Jacobs, Dwight Johnson, Randy Johnson, Sallie
Kemper, Ted Kolderie,
Dan Loritz, Marina Lyon, Tim McDonald, Bruce Mooty, Jim Olson, Paul Ostrow
Popham, Dana Schroeder, Clarence Shallbetter, and Fred Zimmerman
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