Why we blog…and how you can help

At the Minnesota Budget Project, we are very used to people asking us stuff like – What are targets and when will we know them? How much would the Governor’s budget take from the Health Care Access Fund? Did you get a copy of that spreadsheet? What happened in committee last night? Will they run out of legislative days? How much would that tax proposal raise?

We felt there were probably a lot of people who would be interested in the answers to questions like these. But how could we share the information?

Then inspiration struck and the Minnesota Budget Bites blog was born. We had humble aspirations of reaching out to the circle of advocates we often work with. But the blog has apparently filled a niche and captured the attention of a much larger audience. It’s been about 9 months since we first launched the blog – and since then we’ve had more than 15,000 views. Wow! Even more gratifying have been the many people who have told us personally (often repeatedly) – “I love your blog!”

Thank you. Actually, we love it too – and we are really excited about using it as a tool to communicate information quickly as things start hopping at both the state and federal level. As we like to say – “so you know, what we know, when we know it.”

If you are one of those who has really appreciated our blog, please consider making a donation to the Minnesota Budget Project. It’s a great way to show your support for our work. Plus, the thrill of seeing donations come in will inspire our blogging to new heights. After all, we are number crunchers at heart.

Thank you for your donation!

(If you are new to our blog, don’t worry, only 0.02% of our blog entries are fundraising appeals!)

-Christina Wessel

About Christina Wessel

Christina served as the Minnesota Budget Project's deputy director until January 2014.
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