Ethics panel will hear complaint against GOP Senator

Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach announced today that a hearing will be held next week on a DFL complaint against Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson.

The Senate Rules Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct will hold a probable cause hearing Feb. 9.

Three DFL senators filed a complaint last week after Newman turned down a meeting request from the Minnesota Nurses Association. His legislative aide told the nurses that it was because they supported Newman’s DFL opponent in the November election. Newman later apologized and said he was not aware of the rejection.

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