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Continued: MNsure and its director are under fire

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 17, 2013 - 9:54 AM

The rollout of MNsure already is emerging as a political issue as Republicans try to weaken Dayton, who has had strong approval ratings through much of his term.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour on Monday called for Todd-Malmlov’s resignation.

“I can’t imagine the head of a company being on vacation during a major product rollout,” said Honour, a businessman. “So for the head of MNsure to be on vacation in Costa Rica during the troubled rollout of a government program that affects the lives of almost every Minnesotan is beyond belief.”

Dayton hasn’t defended Todd- Malmlov’s Costa Rican vacation, saying she is responsible for her own vacation decisions.

She was hired by the independent MNsure board, not Dayton.

The chairman of the MNsure board could not immediately be reached for comment.

 

Baird Helgeson • 651-925-5044

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