State Auditor Rebecca Otto Announces Run For GovernorRebecca Otto is the third Democrat to announce a campaign to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, whose term expires in January 2019.
A List Of Who's Likely To Run For Governor In 2018The break from politics in Minnesota is over. Let the 2018 race for governor begin.
Minnesota Rolls Out New Way To See Infrastructure Age, SafetyThe state collects a lot of data about bridges, roadways, water and even airports. But there has never been one place to see all this information -- until now.
Otto Sues Over Law Allowing Private AuditsState Auditor Rebecca Otto has filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law that diminished her office's powers.
Royalty Rates Cut For Taconite ProducersMinnesota officials are giving a break to three taconite producers by retroactively lowering their royalty rates on ore mined on the Iron Range.
Auditor Otto Runs Up $100K+ In Legal Bills Fighting New LawThe state auditor has run up a $100,000 legal tab as she considers suing to overturn a new audit privatization law. Minnesota lawmakers passed a measure this spring allowing counties to outsource financial audits to private companies.
State Auditor Otto Contracts With Law Firm Over Audit ChangeState Auditor Rebecca Otto has paid out $21,000 in legal fees already to a law firm she retained to give her advice about a new audit privatization law. Documents released to The Associated Press under a government records request show the firm was retained in June.
Lawmakers Revive Auditor Critique With County ComplaintsCounty officials and state lawmakers aired their grievances Tuesday about the state auditor's handling of a new law curbing her office's power. They focused on State Auditor Rebecca Otto's recent request that counties enter into a three-year contract for annual evaluations — even as they're allowed to start hiring private firms for the routine financial audits.
GOP Calls For Investigation Of State Auditor's Contract TacticsA top state Republican leader is calling for Minnesota House hearings into the actions of the Democratic state auditor. This is after a WCCO investigation discovered county auditors who accuse State Auditor Rebecca Otto of pressuring them into long-term audit contracts with her office, even though a new state law allows them to hire private audit firms starting next year.
Report: Criminal Forfeitures Netted State Agencies Nearly $7M Last YearState officials released a report Tuesday detailing the amount of cash and property seized by law enforcement agencies in criminal forfeitures across Minnesota last year.
Former Treasurer: 'It's Wrong' To Cut Auditor's Office DutiesA former Minnesota State Treasurer said he supports efforts by State Auditor Rebecca Otto to push back against a new law that cuts some of the duties of her office.
Talking Points: Daudt Talks Looming Shutdown, Auditor Bill IssuesHouse Speaker Kurt Daudt, who was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning, said he hopes there isn’t a shutdown over the language in the auditor bill the governor signed and then disagreed with.