Minnesota Legislature should modify conflict disclosure rules

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 30, 2013 - 11:22 PM

Hennepin County example highlights need for stronger law.

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supervon2Jun. 30, 13 9:30 PM

The real problem is there are so few DFL'ers at the top running the entire state that it's almost impossible to be more than two steps away from your own family.

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fwallenJul. 1, 1312:08 PM

Getting this legislature to reform is an impossibility. There are a lot of issues that don't come to light. Example: can't the Strib investigators find out how many legislators have investments in ethanol? How many have lobbyists in the family? What have legislators spent traveling out of state? Publish the pension benefits they receive for part-time work. Show the total compensation for each legislator. Salary, perdiem, housing, travel

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scubadoo68Jul. 1, 13 1:08 PM

fwallen--or taken a step further a complete breakdown of the entire budget (ie. what agencies, programs, infrastructure projects, etc. receive)

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irelandguyJul. 1, 13 1:53 PM

What McLaughlin did in voting on issues without disclosing obvious conflicts of interest is simply unethical and should not be tolerated. He should resign his office.

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