Senate Republicans are filing a second ethics complaint against a powerful Democrat stemming from his ties to an embattled nonprofit. Sen. Jeff Hayden served on the board of Community Action Minneapolis, which was found to have misspent $800,000 in taxpayer dollars.
The non-profit Minneapolis Community Action has shut its doors after a state audit found leaders of the organization used more than $800,000 in taxpayer money for luxury trips, spa visits and even a car loan.
A non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.
State Senate Republicans are questioning a powerful Democrat’s involvement with a Minneapolis nonprofit that spent more than $800,000 in taxpayer dollars on trips and personal expenses. Minneapolis Sen. Jeff Hayden sat on the board of Community Action Minneapolis, which was found in an audit to have misused state grants to help low income people.
The Minnesota Senate passed a bill on Friday that seeks to protect borrowers from falling further into debt to payday lenders.
Minnesota’s new health insurance program is under fire Tuesday from the state’s African-American leaders. They say MNsure is ignoring groups who have been working for years to sign up the uninsured.
Voters in south Minneapolis have elected DFL endorsee Susan Allen as the Minnesota Legislature’s first American Indian female member.
Voters in two Minneapolis legislative districts are electing new state lawmakers.
Primary voters have narrowed the choices for two October special elections to fill vacant Minnesota Senate seats long represented by Democrats.
Voters in Minneapolis and the Brooklyn Park area are narrowing their choices to fill two open Minnesota Senate seats in special primary elections on Tuesday.