Jake Schwitzer

Jake Schwitzer

Jake Schwitzer is executive director of North Star Policy Action. He's spent over a decade researching, creating, enacting and defending public policies that improve the lives of working Minnesotans. He has been a grassroots organizer, communicator and senior staffer to Sens. Al Franken and Tina Smith.


Here’s what we mean by prevailing wages, and why it’s so important

By: - February 24, 2023

I’ve been watching committee hearings over the past few weeks, and I’m beginning to suspect there are some legislators who don’t understand what “prevailing wage” laws are, or why we have them. And if they don’t, there’s a good chance most of the general public doesn’t either. But these laws are incredibly important protections for […]