Public shaming: Campaign agency posts list of late lobbyist reports
March 23, 2012 — 7:07pm
The list of tardy lobbying interests is out and includes some big names.
Among the groups that hadn't filed their annual reports of lobbying spending: Delta Dental of Minnesota, which spent more than $100,000 on lobbying in recent years, Ticket King of Minnesota Inc, which spent $20,000 in each of the last two years, and TakeAction Minnesota, which spent $20,000 on lobbying in each of the last five years.
Groups had until March 15 to file reports on a timely basis and another week's grace period before their names appeared on the scofflaw list.
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