Jennifer Munt, director of public policy for AFSCME and Lisa Thompson, president of local 3400 CCPT reacted as Rep. Mary Franson, used the phrase "money laundering" to describe sending taxpayer money to at-home daycares, back to unions, which typically support Democrats. Munt and Thompson spoke earlier at a press conference to support the Child Care Collective Bargaining Act, introduced today.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.