Conflict Of Interest
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.
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.
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.
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.