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Dayton Wants More-Frequent Campaign Disclosure

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Mark Dayton, Governor, Minnesota, inaugural speech

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants Minnesota lawmakers to require political campaigns and outside groups to report their finances four times a year, more frequently than they do now.

On the day campaign reports from last year became public, Dayton said he’s worried that there is too much lag time between the time money is raised and spent and when those details become public.

Dayton’s campaign spent more than $4.7 million last year, much of it from personal loans. Dayton says he hasn’t decided whether he’ll forgive any of those loans.

Meanwhile, Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton says he’ll ask the Legislature to permit corporate donations to political parties as a way to help them keep pace with
independent groups. Dayton didn’t take a stand on that idea.

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