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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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Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota

Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.

07/14/2015

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Reports Offer Peek At State Capitol Lobbying In 2015 Session

Minnesota lawmakers dished out billions of dollars in a new budget assembled in a just-concluded legislative session. Groups spent millions lobbying for a slice or to alter policy sometimes closely tied to the state money.

06/16/2015

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Minnesota’s Post-Election Money Blitz, At A Glance

Political action committees, lobbyists and everyday Minnesota residents spent hundreds of thousands of dollars after Election Day on campaigns. Those checks gravitated toward groups in power — Republicans who retook control of the House and Senate Democrats who retain the majority until at least 2016.

02/05/2015

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Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.

12/18/2014

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New Fees Could Fall On Minn. Lobbyists, Candidates

A Minnesota campaign finance oversight board is weighing whether to impose new fees on lobbyists, candidates and political parties to address budget strains within the regulatory agency.

12/10/2012

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Vikings Lobbyist Tab: $115K

Lobbyists for the Minnesota Vikings are reporting $115,000 in expenses this year through May, when the Legislature approved a $975 million stadium.

06/18/2012