Public school districts will often have an official group called a Legislative Action Coalition (LAC). They are a lobbying group that is supposed to be made up from people in the community. When you read their platform, however, you begin to question whether that's true.
In the Local Lowdown, we follow up on Beltrami county who decided to opt out of having mass refugee settlements. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler threatened to pull state funding if they don't change their minds.