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Minnesota senate chambers. (credit: CBS)

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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DFL Senator Says New Job Heading Lobbying Group Is OK

A Minnesota State Senator says he doesn’t think his new job as the head of an Iron Range lobbying group conflicts with his role as a lawmaker.

01/12/2015

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Reality Check: Who’s Minnesota’s New Lobbying Leader?

Lobbying groups spent more than $11 million at the Minnesota Legislature this past session, according to Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Board. Now, there’s a new player at the top of the spending list.

07/10/2013

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Lobbyists Tally Costs Of 2013 Minn. Session

Groups that lobbied to advance or block legislation at Minnesota’s Capitol are filing mandatory reports detailing how much they spent on the efforts. The lobbying reports had to be turned into the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Monday. They were to be made public early Tuesday.

06/18/2013

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Statehouses Buck Catholic Church On Gay Marriage

Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region.

06/01/2013

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Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012