"I'm grateful for the opportunity to address the American Legislative Exchange Council to speak about America's energy future," Garofalo, R-Farmington, said in a statement. "Energy policy impacts all Minnesotans and leaders at the national, state, and local level must focus on maintaining the safety and reliability of our energy infrastructure."
In a release, Garofalo described ALEC as: "the nation's largest public-private partnership with well over 2,000 members. The Council is a non-partisan, non-profit group working to advance free-market principles, and brings together members of the public and private sector include legislators, business leaders, and members of the general public."
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
Rep. Yvonne Selcer said Friday she would not seek re-election this fall. The DFLer from Minnetonka said she wants the legislature to work together for the rest of this session on strong capital investment and transportation bills, along with continuing efforts to close the achievement gap and expand opportunities for Minnesota students.