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Effective Democracy

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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.

For Minnesota's maxed-out donors, court ruling gives new leeway

For Minnesota's maxed-out donors, court ruling gives new leeway

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court's lifting of the $117,000 cap for donations may lead to more clout for an elite group of political funders.