Campaign Finance And Public Disclosure Board
A Democratic lawyer who once ran for Minnesota secretary of state has been chosen to sit on the state’s campaign regulatory board.
Gov. Mark Dayton won’t be fined by Minnesota regulators for failing to account in timely fashion for his use of the state plane on political trips. In forgoing a fine, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ruled Tuesday that the reporting violation was inadvertent and has since been corrected. Dayton’s campaign has provided updated payment information about trips he took last year that involved political campaigning.
Former state Sen. Deanna Wiener is the new chairwoman of the Minnesota regulatory board that polices campaign fundraising and spending. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board elevated Wiener to the leadership position Tuesday.
Lobbyists for the Minnesota Vikings are reporting $115,000 in expenses this year through May, when the Legislature approved a $975 million stadium.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure will investigate the state Republican Party for alleged campaign finance violations in 2010.
Minnesota campaign finance regulators are considering requiring the disclosure of corporate donations to ballot initiatives in the run-up to next year’s general election, when voters will decide whether the state constitution should define marriage as the right of only opposite-sex couples.
State campaign finance regulators won’t fine two conservative campaign groups or the Republican Governors Association for failing to register properly.