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Tom Gillaspy

Jun 5, 2013

Stinson’s retirement ends 26-year tenure

At age 70, after 26 years as Minnesota’s top economic soothsayer, Tom Stinson’s retirement hardly came as a shock. He was already by far the longest-serving state economist — none of his predecessors held the position for more than five years — and he had a comfortable side job teaching economics at the University of Minnesota.

Jul 2, 2012

New research org studded with MN policy veterans

A new think tank has sprouted in Minnesota boasting a roster that includes some of the state’s most venerable policy officials who have recently retired from state service.

May 6, 2011

House passes GOP caucus map, but history says courts will ultimately draw the lines

Tempers flared and debates grew heated around the Capitol over the past week as Republicans in the House put their controversial legislative redistricting map on the table. The map carves up a new political landscape that pits 26 incumbents against one another - 20 in the House and six in the Senate - and all but one of the matchups put a DFLer, or two, in peril.

Apr 27, 2011

Any way it’s sliced, the redistricting map for 2012 will benefit Republicans

The 2010 census figures contain some foreboding figures for DFLers looking to regain majorities in the state House and Senate. Of the 21 most populous House districts in the state, all are currently represented by Republicans.

Mar 2, 2011

GOP rural caucus isn’t out to make big waves in budget negotiations, but may be forced to do so

Rep. Bob Gunther doesn't want the Republican rural caucus he helped form this session to be seen as adversarial to suburban and metro legislators. In his view, the bicameral caucus' main purpose is to educate the large number of rural GOP members of the House and Senate, many of them freshmen, on issues of special concern to outstate members.

Jan 21, 2011

GOP legislators form rural caucus

As expected, rural legislators joined hands this week to form separate caucus to meet throughout the session. Former GOP Minority Leader, Sen. Dave Senjem, announced his intentions to form the caucus with Rep. Bob Gunther last fall.

Jan 19, 2011

Redistricting: Here we go again

With Minnesota's Census numbers expected to arrive as early as the middle of next month, state lawmakers are already laying plans to redraw Minnesota legislative districts and the state's eight congressional districts. But the partisan divide between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican majorities in the Legislature portend a round of redistricting that is likely to fall apart - just as it has done[...]

Dec 15, 2010

Reapportionment: Counting coup for Minnesota?

If Minnesota keeps its eight seats in Congress, it can credit state demographer Tom Gillaspy for sweating the details.

Dec 7, 2010

Gillaspy: Optimistic MN will keep all congressional seats

Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy says he is optimistic but not 100 percent sure the state will keep all eight of its congressional seats in the next round of redistricting.

Jun 30, 2010

Exurban wave will drive redistricting

Minnesota’s population changes over the last decade will give rise to a complex set of moving pieces when lawmakers redraw legislative districts after the 2010 U.S. Census is completed.

Mar 3, 2010

Students: Fill out your census forms!

The state demographer’s office is leaning heavily on Minnesota’s students to fill out their census forms and help ensure that the state retains all eight of its seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Feb 17, 2010

St. Paul preparing for 2010 census

If you want to know how important an accurate census count is, just ask Tom Gillaspy.

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