Tom Barrett, head of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board was called to testify before the House Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy committee to update the committee on electronic pull-tabs.
Rep. Joe Atkins, chair of the House Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy committee said We're not looking to roll the charities, not looking to roll the tribes, or the lottery or anybody.
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.