Opinion: DFL drops ball on ethics law
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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