Financial chicanery goes beyond recount
SEE ALSO: MNGOP: Alleged recount debt conspiracy could mean jail time for Sutton, dissolution of partyAn email obtained by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board suggests the MNGOP's alleged illegal financial shenanigans might not have been limited to the effort to pay legal bills stemming from the th ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Tony Sutton fined $3,000, MNGOP fined $26,900 by Minnesota Campaign Finance BoardIt just keeps getting worse for the MNGOP.During a news conference this morning, Common Cause Executive Director Mike Dean announced his watchdog organization is filing criminal complaints against the MNGOP an ... More >>
Lawmakers have Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson at their disposal to defend lawsuits against approved legislation, but in the case of the voter ID amendment, MNGOP leaders don't trust the left-leaning duo to do a satisfactory job.As a result, the Legislative Coordina ... More >>
Gil Paar, an elderly veteran living in Racine, Wisconsin, wanted to use his veteran ID card as proof of identification when he tried to cast his ballot in a local school board election this winter. But an election judge shot him down, pointing out that Wisconsin's voter ID law requires voters to hav ... More >>
So far this legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed 12 bills. Seven of them were originally drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).According to MinnPost, five of the vetoed ALEC bills would have reduced corporate exposure to lawsuits and potential damages in Minnesota. ... More >>
Corrosion of ConformityWith Torche and Valient ThorrTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisThursday, March 8, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.The metal was dirty, gritty and covered with back hair Thursday night at Triple Rock. A triple bill of Southern-based talents attracted a hearty cr ... More >>
We knew that the Minnesota Republican Party's financial situation is ugly -- but in self-flagellating with the ugly stick, did the MNGOP also violate the law?Yes it did, argues Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota's executive director.