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Effective Democracy

This coverage is made possible by a grant from The Joyce Foundation.

Effective Democracy

Effective Democracy is a year-long series of occasional reports supported by the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, as part of a grant made to MinnPost and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The Joyce Foundation's grantmaking supports strong, thriving democracy, as well as research into Great Lakes protection and restoration, energy efficiency, teacher quality and early reading, workforce development, gun violence prevention, and diverse art for diverse audiences.


Campaign finance lawsuits in Minnesota and other states take aim at contribution limits

Challenges to campaign finance laws have increased since conservative justices took the Supreme Court in a new direction on the issue.