Scott Russell joins Minnesota Budget Project staff

We are very pleased to welcome Scott Russell, who joins us today as our new policy analyst.

Scott has extensive and award-winning experience in writing about complex financial issues as a journalist, covering issues such as education funding, public pensions and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Minnesota Budget Project, Scott was a regular contributor to, so he also brings plenty of experience writing online content. Scott has worked as a reporter for The Capitol Times in Madison, Wisconsin and the Southwest Journal/Downtown Journal in Minneapolis and does many freelance projects.

Not only does Scott bring investigative skills and knowledge of state and local government to this job, but also a genuine enthusiasm for the work and a passion for the issues.

Over the last few months we’ve definitely been feeling Katherine’s absence as we’ve engaged in a long and challenging search to fill this position. Through the process, we had the privilege of meeting with many very talented candidates. Now we are very excited to have Scott on board and start a new chapter in our work.

-Christina Wessel and Nan Madden

About Christina Wessel

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