Emotional 'U' Regent Steps DownA University of Minnesota regent has given up his position on the board after its members forced Steve Sviggum to choose between his regent post or his job with the Senate Republican Caucus.
U Of Minn. Regents Panel: Sviggum Has Conflict A committee of the University of Minnesota governing board said Friday that Regent Steve Sviggum should resign one of his two positions because of a conflict of interest.
U Of M Lawyer: Sviggum Has Conflict Of Interest The top lawyer for the University of Minnesota says Regent Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest that can't be resolved while he works for the Senate Republican Caucus.
Senate GOP Doesn't Plan Campaign Brochure Hearing Senate Majority Leader David Senjem says he probably will not hold a Rules and Administration Committee hearing about the GOP use of taxpayer money in creating what were perceived as campaign materials.
U Regents Seeks Legal Advice On Sviggum Dual JobsThe chairwoman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents says she's seeking two legal opinions on whether regent and former state House speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest with a new Republican staff job at the Capitol.
Sviggum Insists New Job Vetted By U Of Minn. BrassUniversity of Minnesota Regent Steve Sviggum says he consulted with the board chairwoman and a school lawyer to go over conflict of interest rules before he accepted a high-paid position for Republicans in the Minnesota Senate.
U Regents To See If Sviggum's New Job Is ConflictThe University of Minnesota Board of Regents plans to review whether Regent Steve Sviggum's new job with the Senate Republican caucus poses a conflict of interest.
Republican Caucus Names Sviggum Executive AssistantThe Senate Republican Caucus has named former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum as its executive assistant and communications director.

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