Minnesota gets failing grade for public disclosure

A government watchdog group is giving Minnesota a failing grade for having weak public disclosure laws for state lawmakers. The Center for Public Integrity released the report today on where every state stands.

You can read why Minnesota got such poor marks here.

Here’s why it matters:

“Citizens have a right to expect a certain amount of basic and personal information about their elected officials,” said Mary Boyle, vice president for communications for Common Cause. Disclosure laws allow the public “to make a judgment about whether there are conflicts of interest,” Boyle said. When states have weak or nonexistent disclosure laws, she added, “the public knows less about an elected official.”
  • Scott Wooldridge

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