Senate Republicans will file an ethics complaint against Sen. Jeff Hayden Wednesday.
The ethics complaint comes after the Star Tribune reported on Hayden's involvement with the Community Action of Minneapolis board and after the Minneapolis School District alleged he and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion threatened to withhold state aid if Minneapolis school officials did not approve a contract with a north side community group.
The announcement by the Senate Republicans said they are filing the complaint against Hayden for "using his elected office for personal gain."
Early Tuesday, Hayden released a statement saying in part that he is "extremely disappointed in the audit findings. I will support the Department of Human Services as they reach decisions regarding the next steps for Community Action and plan to resign from the board."
In respone to the Minneapolis school district's allegations, Hayden and Champion authored this op-ed.