MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A special committee of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to meet Tuesday in the first of two meetings to determine if former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest in serving as a regent.

Sviggum is also a lecturer in the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Among other things, the regents set the budget for university.

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Regents Chairman Clyde Allen, Vice Chair Linda Cohen and Regent Patricia Simmons are set to meet Tuesday afternoon to get organized then meet again Thursday afternoon to make a determination. They will report their decision to the full board during its May meeting.

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Sviggum was sworn in as a regent earlier this month.

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