State fair aware.
Why not catch people while they're in a good mood and
familiarize them with some of the issues coming before the Legislature?
During the 12-day Minnesota State Fair, the nonpartisan House Public
Information Services surveyed 6,580 fairgoers and the state Senate
polled another 4,524 on all kinds of issues before the Legislature.
Though the polls are informal, unscientific surveys, the results can be
telling. For example, a majority said they support a requirement to show
proof of insurance when renewing license tabs, a statewide smoking ban
in all bars and restaurants, full-day kindergarten, and a new half-cent
sales tax to fund transit projects. They also got asked their favorite
state fair food on a stick. Why, the Pronto Pup, of course.