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November 2010

Recounts

The 2010 election is over but the victor in the Governor’s race is yet to be determined. Minnesota Statutes 204C.35 provides for an automatic recount when the difference in votes cast “is less than one-half of one percent of the total number of votes counted for that office.” A few legislative races met the criteria for automatic recounts as well.

Staff at the Legislative Reference Library attempt to proactively keep abreast of issues that will be of interest to the Minnesota Legislature and others. The day after the election, we pulled together many of our materials on past recounts in order to be prepared for the onslaught of questions on this topic.

One item, Recounts: Federal, State, and Judicial Offices by Matt Gehring from the House Research Department, provides a nice overview of the recount process in Minnesota. Another item in our collection, Recount by Ronald F. Stinnett and Charles H. Backstrom, provides an analysis of the recount that occurred in the 1962 Governor’s race. We’ve recently added This is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount by Jay Weiner to our collection.

We’ve also compiled several notebooks with news clippings and other articles related to recounts. We have a notebook related to the 1962 Governor’s election recount. Another one deals with the 2008 Franken-Coleman United States Senate recount. Though not comprehensive, our Minnesota legislative race recounts notebook provides insights into a variety of legislative recounts.

For further information on this or any other topic, contact a librarian at 651-296-8338, or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

Minnesota Agricultural Statistics. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture; United States Dept of Agriculture.  Ref HD1775.M6 M63x 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1335.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Arts-Economic Aspects

Adams, Maxine. Lake Region Arts Council FY10 Final Report. Lake Region Arts Council.  NX742 .M62 L353 2010.

Children/Youth/Families

Child Welfare Workload Study and Analysis: Final Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services; Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc.. August 15, 2009. HV742.M6 H67 2009.

Children and Family Services: Minnesota's Child Welfare Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2010. HV742.M6 C62 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1327.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 139 Art. 1 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 260.775)
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 257.0725

Every Kid Counts: A Closer Look at Children of Color and American Indian Children: Minnesota Kids Count Data Book. Childrens' Defense Fund. 2010. HQ792.U6 M54 2010.

Infant-Toddler Companion Guide to the Minnesota Core Competencies. Minn. Dept. of Human Services; University of Minnesota - Sponsored Projects Admin. 2010. HQ769 .I54 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1290.

Computers

2010 Minnesota Internet Survey: Looking at the Growth of Broadband Access and Use for Clues to What's Next. Center for Rural Policy and Development. October 2010. TK5103.4 .A16 2010.

Crime & Corrections

Criminal Forfeitures in Minnesota. Office of the State Auditor. July 19, 2010. KFM5965.F6 C75 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1323.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 609.5315 Subd. 6

Strategic Plan. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. February 2010. HV8343 .M57 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0985.

Demographics & Population

Time Almanac. Information Please. 2010. Ref AY64 .T49 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Economics/Economy

Budget and Economic Outlook: An Update. Congressional Budget Office. August 2010. Ref HC106.8 .E27a 2010/2020.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-Higher

Degree Credit Caps. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. October 2010.  Minn. Publication 10-1281.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 298 Sec. 19 (Minn. Stat. 136F.301)

Minnesota Office of Higher Education: Financial Statements. Minn. Higher Education Services Office; Baker Tilly. 2010. LC175.M6 M562 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1334.

Minnesota State Grant Projections Report. Minn. Office of Higher Education. October 29, 2010. LB2342.15.M6 P78 2010 Nov.. Minn. Publication 10-1354.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 144 Art. 2 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.121 Subd. 19)

Paying for College: State & Federal Financial Aid Guide. Minn. Office of Higher Education. 2010. LB2337.5.M6 F63 2010/2011. Minn. Publication 10-1343.

Novak, Kathy. Short Subjects: Governing Higher Education in Minnesota: Public Post-Secondary Systems and Agencies (Updated). House Research. September 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Trends in College Pricing. The College Board. 2010. Ref LB2342 .T75 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-K-12

Annual Report. Minnesota State High School League. 2010. LA310 .M5712 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1321.

Biennial Report to the Governor. Minn. Board of Teaching. 2010. LB1772.M6 M55ax 2008/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1324.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1

Directory of Member Schools. Minn. State High School League. 2010. LB3605 .D57 2010/2011.

Education State Rankings. CQ Press. 2010. Ref LC130 .E38 2010/2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota Department of Education Refugee School Impact Grant Evaluation: 2009-10 Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Education; WestEd. August 16, 2010. LC3746.5.M6 M56 2009/2010.

Official Handbook. Minn. State High School League. 2010. GV346 .M56ax 2010/2011.

Outcomes for Students Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. June 30, 2010. HV2561.M6 O98 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0994.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 3 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 125A.63 Subd. 4(b))

Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress and Reform. American Legislative Exchange Council. 2010. Ref LA217.2 .R46 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Wilson, Elizabeth et al. School Choice and Children's School Commuting: Final Report. Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs; Center for Transportation Studies. January 2009. LB2864 .S365 2009.

Yearbook & Record Book. Minn. State High School League. 2010. GV584.M6 M54a 2009/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1320.

Elderly

Status of Long-Term Care in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health.  RA997.5.M6 S74 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1352.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 14 Art. 2 Sec. 11 (Minn. Stat. 144A.351)

Elections

Minnite, Lorraine C. The Myth of Voter Fraud. Cornell University Press. 2010. JK1994 .M66 2010.

Gans, Curtis and Matthew Mulling. Voter Turnout in the United States 1788 - 2009. CQ Press. 2011. Ref JK1965 .V68 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Energy Issues

Annual Energy Review. Energy Information Administration. August 2010. Ref HD9502 .U5 A56 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Fuel Data - Retail Purchases (SmartFleet Committee). Minn. Dept. of Administration. October 13, 2010.  Minn. Publication 10-1319.

Environment/Natural Resources

Camp Ripley and Arden Hills Minnesota Army National Guard Training Sites Conservation Program Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. 2010. QH76.5.M6 C36 2009. Minn. Publication 10-0999.

FY 2010 Legislative Report on Environmental Assessment Worksheets: A Summary of Environmental Assessment Worksheets Completed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in FY 2010. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. October 2010. TD194.66.M6 L44 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1288.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 37 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 1

Report to the Legislature: Metropolitan Landfill Contingency Action Trust Account. Minn. Pollution Control Agency.  TD795.7.M47 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1358.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.846

Fires and Fire Fighters

Fire in Minnesota: Fire Reporting System. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2010. TH9504 .M61 M552 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1312.

Gambling

Financial Audit Division: Minnesota Racing Commission Internal Control and Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. October 14, 2010. HJ9865 .A27 no. 10-32. Minn. Publication 10-1315.

Governing/Government-Local

Dyson, Deborah A. Short Subjects: State-Local Relations (Updated). House Research. October 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Governing/Government-State

Biennial Report of the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy. Minn. Board of Accountancy. 2010. HF5619.M6 M58ax 2008/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1338.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1

Government Finance

State and Local Governments: Fiscal Pressures Could Have Implications for Future Delivery of Intergovernmental Programs. Government Accountability Office. July 2010. HJ275 .S738 2010.

Gun Control

State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms. United States Dept. of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. December 2009. Ref KF3941.F57 2008.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Health Care

Health Insurance Mandates in the States. Council for Affordable Health Insurance. 2010. HG9396 .H436 2010.

Chun, Randall. MinnesotaCare (Updated). House Research. September 2010. HG9397.5.M6 C57 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0988.

Chun, Randall. Short Subjects: General Assistance Medical Care: An Overview (Revised). House Research. September 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Chun, Randall. Short Subjects: Medical Assistance: An Overview (Revised). House Research. October 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Chun, Randall. Short Subjects: MinnesotaCare: An Overview (Revised). House Research. September 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

The Unequal Distribution of Health in the Twin Cities. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. October 2010. RA418.3.U6 H45 2010.

Housing & Real Estate

The Manufactured Home Parks Handbook. Minnesota Attorney General. May 2009. KFM5859.P7 M36 2009. Minn. Publication 10-0978.

Judicial Administration/Courts

2009-10 Updates to the State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources Legal Resources. American Association of Law Libraries. February 2010. ZA5075 .M27 2010.

Labor & Employment Issues

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Affirmative Action Plan. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. 2010. JK6160 .A33 M485 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 10-1347.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.191 Subd. 2

Minnesota Department of Corrections Affirmative Action Plan. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. 2010. JK6160 .A33 M48 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 10-1314.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.191 Subd. 2

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Affirmative Action Plan. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. 2010. JK6160 .A33 M498 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 10-1333.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.191 Subd. 2

Land Use/Development Issues

Land Use and Planning Resources Report: Progress Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Metropolitan Council. October 15, 2010. HD268.T9 L37 2010a. Minn. Publication 10-1318.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 36 Art. 3 Sec. 22

Legislatures

Lobbying Disbursement Summary. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. 2010. Ref JK2498 .L62x 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1355.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Preserving the Records of the E-Legislature. State Archives, Minnesota Historical Society. 2008. JK6149.R4 H67 2008. Minn. Publication 10-1351.

Mining Industries

Essar Steel Minnesota L.L.C. Supplement to Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Final Preparation Notice. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. July 20, 2010. TN403.M6 M56 2010.

Parks and Recreation

Update to 2007 Minnesota Off-Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Law Book. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. 2010. TL235.6 .O34 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0965.

Political Parties

Mondale, Walter. The Good Fight: A Life In Liberal Politics. Scribner. 2010. E840.8.M66 A3 2010.

Public Employees

AFT Public Employees Compensation Survey: A Survey of Professional, Scientific and Related Jobs in State Government. American Federation of Teachers. 2010. REF JK2474 .A38 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Public Welfare

Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. 2010. HV98.M6 M58 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1325.

Minnesota Family Investment Program: MFIP Performance Measures by Racial/Ethnic or Immigrant Group and County. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. August 2010. HV98.M6 M45 2010 Jan/Mar. Minn. Publication 10-1313.

Taxation

How Does Minnesota Compare?. Minn. Taxpayers Association. July 2010. Ref HJ2385.H68 2008.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Dalton, Pat. Local Sales Taxes in Minnesota (Updated). House Research. September 2010. KFM5884.Z9 D34 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0989.

Michael, Joel and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Revenue Recapture Program (Updated). House Research. November 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Manzi, Nina and Joel Michael. Short Subjects: Section 179 Expensing Under the Federal and Minnesota Income Tax (Updated). House Research. October 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Baker, Karen and Steve Hinze. Short Subjects: Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral Program (Updated). House Research. October 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Baker, Karen and Nina Manzi. Short Subjects: Targeting Property Tax Refund (Updated). House Research. October 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Tax Increment Financing (Updated). House Research. October 2010. HN79.M6 S56 2010.

Michael, Joel. Survey of State Estate, Inheritance, and Gift Taxes. House Research. September 2010. HJ5807.M6 M533 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1293.

Traffic Safety

Eby, David W. et al. An Evaluation of the May 2010 "Click It or Ticket" Safety Belt Mobilization Campaign in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. August 2010. HE5620 .S34 E399 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1387.

Eby, David W., Ph.D. and Jonathon M. Vivoda, MPH. Driver Hand-Held Cellular Phone Use in Minnesota, August 2009. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. September 2010. HE5614.3 .M6 E29 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1392.

Eby, David W. et al. Minnesota Safety Belt and Motorcycle Helmet Use: August 2010. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. September 2010. HE5620 .S34 E297 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1368.

Eby, David W. et al. Nighttime Safety Belt Use in Minnesota, September 2010. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. September 2010. HE5620.S34 E292 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1363.

Statewide Ignition Interlock Pilot Project: Interim Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. September 30, 2010. HE5620.D72 M563 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1289.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 54 Art. 3 Sec. 5 Subd. 1 (Minn. Stat. 171.306)

Transportation

Public Transportation Fact Book. American Public Transit Association. 2010. Ref HE4451.A552 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

State Transportation Statistics. U.S. Dept. of Transportation. 2010. Ref HE202.5 .S73 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

LePatner, Barry B. Too Big To Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward. Foster Publishing. 2010. HE206.2 .L47 2010.

Veterans/Military Issues

Financial Audit Division: Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Veterans Home at Minneapolis Internal Control and Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. October 14, 2010. HJ9865 .A27 no. 10-33. Minn. Publication 10-1316.

Wildlife & Hunting

Report on the Adequacy of Lifetime License Fees. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. October 15, 2010. KFM5853.A15 A34 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1331.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 341 Sec. 7 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 97A.4742 Subd. 3)

Mandated Reports

Biennial Report of the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy. Minn. Board of Accountancy. 2010. HF5619.M6 M58ax 2008/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1338.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1

Biennial Report to the Governor. Minn. Board of Teaching. 2010. LB1772.M6 M55ax 2008/2010. Minn. Publication 10-1324.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1

Children and Family Services: Minnesota's Child Welfare Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2010. HV742.M6 C62 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1327.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 139 Art. 1 Sec. 7 (Minn. Stat. 260.775)
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 257.0725

Criminal Forfeitures in Minnesota. Office of the State Auditor. July 19, 2010. KFM5965.F6 C75 2009. Minn. Publication 10-1323.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 609.5315 Subd. 6

Degree Credit Caps. Minn. State Colleges and Universities. October 2010.  Minn. Publication 10-1281.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 298 Sec. 19 (Minn. Stat. 136F.301)

FY 2010 Legislative Report on Environmental Assessment Worksheets: A Summary of Environmental Assessment Worksheets Completed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in FY 2010. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. October 2010. TD194.66.M6 L44 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1288.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 37 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 1

Land Use and Planning Resources Report: Progress Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Metropolitan Council. October 15, 2010. HD268.T9 L37 2010a. Minn. Publication 10-1318.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 36 Art. 3 Sec. 22

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Affirmative Action Plan. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. 2010. JK6160 .A33 M485 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 10-1347.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.191 Subd. 2

Minnesota Department of Corrections Affirmative Action Plan. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. 2010. JK6160 .A33 M48 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 10-1314.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.191 Subd. 2

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Affirmative Action Plan. Minn. Dept. of Human Rights. 2010. JK6160 .A33 M498 2010/2012. Minn. Publication 10-1333.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.191 Subd. 2

Minnesota State Grant Projections Report. Minn. Office of Higher Education. October 29, 2010. LB2342.15.M6 P78 2010 Nov.. Minn. Publication 10-1354.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 144 Art. 2 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.121 Subd. 19)

Outcomes for Students Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. June 30, 2010. HV2561.M6 O98 2010. Minn. Publication 10-0994.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 3 Sec. 17 (Minn. Stat. 125A.63 Subd. 4(b))

Report on the Adequacy of Lifetime License Fees. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. October 15, 2010. KFM5853.A15 A34 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1331.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 341 Sec. 7 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 97A.4742 Subd. 3)

Report to the Legislature: Metropolitan Landfill Contingency Action Trust Account. Minn. Pollution Control Agency.  TD795.7.M47 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1358.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.846

Statewide Ignition Interlock Pilot Project: Interim Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. September 30, 2010. HE5620.D72 M563 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1289.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 54 Art. 3 Sec. 5 Subd. 1 (Minn. Stat. 171.306)

Status of Long-Term Care in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health.  RA997.5.M6 S74 2010. Minn. Publication 10-1352.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 14 Art. 2 Sec. 11 (Minn. Stat. 144A.351)

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