Posted at 7:47 PM on April 20, 2012
by Tom Scheck
The Minnesota Senate has revealed how much it is paying a lawyer to represent it in any legal action involving former Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb. Brodkorb is preparing to sue the Senate for gender discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy. According to a letter dated January 23 from lawyer Dayle Nolan, the Senate agreed to pay her $330 an hour. Nolan's letter says additional fees may be charged. Senate leaders were criticized for months for not releasing details about the expenditure of public funds in the lawsuit.
I suppose since the GOP is broke (see eviction story) they wouldn't pay for legal representation. But as a taxpayer, I'm appalled and angry that our money is paying for the mistakes of the GOP leadership.
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