At State Capitol, Lawmakers' Per Diem Expenses Add UpMembers of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year -- over and above their legislative salaries.
State Sen. Hayden, Wife Settle Dispute Over Nonprofit PaymentsDemocratic state Sen. Jeffrey Hayden and his wife will pay $2,750 to settle a dispute over expense reimbursements from the troubled Community Action of Minneapolis nonprofit. The Minneapolis legislator and wife, Theresa, reached agreement last week with a court-appointed receiver to pay less than the $3,500 initially sought.
Republicans Renew Call For Investigation Into Sen. Jeff Hayden Republicans are renewing their call for an ethics investigation into a Democrat with ties to an embattled nonprofit.
Court Document: Minn. Sen. Hayden Owes For Nonprofit ExpensesTravel expense claims submitted by a Democratic state senator and his wife have come under scrutiny from a court-appointed receiver examining the finances of a Minneapolis nonprofit group that was shut down last year. Roughly $3,400 in conference travel expenses paid to state Sen. Jeff Hayden and wife Theresa by Community Action of Minneapolis have been flagged as improper in a court document filed Thursday
GOP Launches Second Probe Of Democrat's Role At NonprofitSenate 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.
Board Members Legally Responsible For Non-Profits, Professor SaysThe 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.
State Agencies Sever Ties With Mpls. Non-ProfitA 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.
GOP Senators Probe Democrat's Role At Nonprofit 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.
Senate Approves Bill Aimed At Payday Lending The Minnesota Senate passed a bill on Friday that seeks to protect borrowers from falling further into debt to payday lenders.
African-American Community ‘Fighting To Get A Seat’ At MNSure’s TableMinnesota'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.
Allen, Dziedzic Win Legislative Special Elections Voters in south Minneapolis have elected DFL endorsee Susan Allen as the Minnesota Legislature's first American Indian female member.
2 Minneapolis Districts Hold Special ElectionsVoters in two Minneapolis legislative districts are electing new state lawmakers.