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Opinion: DFL drops ball on ethics law

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The DFL Party blew a great opportunity last session to strengthen ethics laws governing state lawmakers.

And make no mistake — there’s room for improvement.


Minnesota’s campaign and ethics laws received a D-plus rating in 2011 from the national Center for Public Integrity.

That’s bad, but the devil is in the details: That D-plus is actually a composite grade from 14 categories. Here’s how Minnesota scored in a few select areas:

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