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Minnesota's miracle : learning from the government that worked

Author: Tom Berg
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A firsthand look at the political and personal mysteries and realities that make real differences in people's lives, Minnesota Miracle is a civics lesson and legislative primer with a rare kick and tells the stories behind changes made in the legislative policies and programs in Minnesota during the 1970s.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Berg
ISBN: 9780816680535 0816680531 9780816680528 0816680523
OCLC Number: 788272348
Description: xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: breaking out of the holding pattern --
Forming a more perfect union --
The pendulum begins to swing --
Life in the minority caucus --
Legislating a miracle --
A truly historic election --
Breakout session --
Presidential politics and musical chairs --
It's more complicated than it looks --
The Minnesota massacre, 1978 version --
Where do we go from here?
Responsibility: Tom Berg.

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A firsthand look at the political and personal mysteries and realities that make real differences in people's lives, Minnesota Miracle is a civics lesson and legislative primer with a rare kick and tells the stories behind changes made in the legislative policies and programs in Minnesota during the 1970s.

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