Regents Panel To Meet On Sviggum Dual Jobs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents will meet Friday to determine whether Regent Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest.

Sviggum started a new job five weeks ago a chief spokesman for Minnesota Senate Republicans at the Capitol. That prompted Regents Chairwoman Linda Cohen to seek two legal opinions on whether Sviggum has a conflict of interest.

The opinions from university legal counsel and an independent attorney are expected to be released Wednesday morning. A three-member Regents panel meets Friday at the McNamara Alumni Center to discuss whether Sviggum has a conflict and to make recommendations to the full Board of Regents.

Sviggum, a former Minnesota House speaker, contends he does not have a conflict because he’s not a decision-maker at the Capitol.

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  1. Murph says:

    He’s just money hungrry and a little spying on the side perhaps!Gop’ers have been less than friendly to paying squat to education or educators.They want to be the ultimate slave laborites of the century! Why build over 800 REX 84 concentration camps if you can’t fill ’em? The guards are already there,just waiting for you Faux News junkies to overdose enough to vote GOP!

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