Out of Control Lobbyists!

According to the Minnesota Legislative Auditor, local governments spent a total of $8.7 million on lobbying activities in 2018.  WOW!  Your taxes at work (not).

Your taxes are being used to apply pressure on the Legislature to pass the laws local governments want.

Here are some stats:

113 local governments directly employ lobbying staff or hired contract lobbyists and spent $4.5 million in 2018.

11 of the 113 local governments that directly employ lobbying staff or hired contract lobbyist reported over $100,000 in lobbying expenditures for a total of $1.9 million in 2018.

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