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Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Jul 6, 2016

MN campaign finance board’s director bows out

Gary Goldsmith told the board at its meeting Tuesday that he wants to leave the post.

Aug 6, 2015

Dayton drew big inaugural checks after election

Some checks flowed in as late as April, although a Dayton political adviser said it was a matter of money being collected months after it was pledged.

Mar 20, 2015

Lobbyist spending continues to edge up

Lobbyist principals spent at least $62.8 million making their case to legislative, administration and metropolitan government officials last year.

Jun 11, 2014

Winkler left mark on Session ’14

The 38-year-old Golden Valley representative has emerged as one of the DFL's most outspoken progressives.

May 28, 2014

For the love of campaigns

Campaign finance law isn’t the specialty of attorney David Asp — it’s a passion.

Mar 14, 2014

Nguyen & Senjem: The strip club is NOT the interesting part …

A story in the Rochester Post-Bulletin concerning former GOP Secretary of State candidate Dennis Nguyen contained one little-noted detail regarding Nguyen's relationship with Rochester Republican state Sen. Dave Senjem.

Sep 12, 2013

MN Supreme Court rejects Green Party bid for minor party status

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Green Party of Minnesota to have its minor party status restored. That means donors to the party won't be eligible for the state's political contribution refund program.

Sep 10, 2013

CFPDB: Dayton campaign inadvertently misreported plane trip

The complaint, which was filed by Republican advocacy group Minnesota Jobs Coalition, pointed to three October trips in which the Democratic governor used the state plane for a mix of state business and campagin campagin activity.

Aug 7, 2013

Campaign Finance board clears Karin Housley in truck/yacht complaint

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has determined that omissions from Sen. Karin Housley's pre-general election report in 2012 were inadvertent. The Senate DFL Caucus had submitted a complaint about a truck used for advertising and a fundraiser aboard a yacht that weren't initially disclosed.

May 8, 2013

Campaign finance bills move to House, Senate floors

The bills, sponsored by Sen. Ann Rest and Rep. Ryan Winkler, increase state limits on the contributions that candidates can receive and the amount of money they can spend.

Dec 26, 2012

What to watch for in Minnesota’s coming legislative session

Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.

Oct 29, 2012

Campaign finance board dismisses GOP senators’ complaint against SOS Mark Ritchie

GOP attorney Fritz Knaak was notified of the dismissal in a letter from the board dated Oct. 23, according to documents obtained by rural DFL blogger Sally Jo Sorensen. The senators have accused Ritchie of using his office to speak out against the voter ID constitutional amendment on this fall’s ballot.

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