Michael Olson

Michael Olson is an editor for MPR News.

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What kind of disclosure should Minnesota have for lobbyists?

“Minnesota’s lobbying disclosure laws have earned a middle-of-the pack grade of “C” from a national, nonprofit government watchdog group,” writes MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire. The Sunlight Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., released an update today of its state lobbying disclosure report card. The group evaluates the disclosure of lobbyist activity and compensation, expenditure transparency,…