Conflict Of Interest

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Good Question: What Are The Ethics Rules For Minn. Lawmakers?

A lawyer who helped write Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is going to work for a company that sells it. Jamie Olson is the third public official to join LeafLine Labs. She helped the Minnesota House craft the law that legalized medical cannabis last year.

07/16/2015

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DFL Senator Clears One Conflict Hurdle In New Job

Minnesota’s campaign finance watchdog says a Democratic senator’s new job heading a lobbying group doesn’t necessarily conflict with his role as a lawmaker. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said in a draft advisory opinion released Tuesday that Sen. David Tomassoni may face a conflict of interest on specific votes or actions.

01/27/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Open Debate On Interest Disclosure

Minnesota lawmakers expect a tricky task when they begin refining legislation that more clearly define conflicts of interest and demands more financial disclosure from Minnesota public officials.

02/12/2013

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U Of M Lawyer: Sviggum Has Conflict Of Interest

The top lawyer for the University of Minnesota says Regent Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest that can’t be resolved while he works for the Senate Republican Caucus.

02/29/2012