Dayton calls for quarterly campaign finance reportsby Tim Pugmire, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is backing legislation to require quarterly reports of campaign fundraising.
Dayton and four DFL legislators outlined the the proposal Tuesday at a State Capitol news conference.
Under the bill, all candidates for office, political parties and political funds would have to make more frequent financial disclosures. Dayton said the current 13-month reporting gap in non-election years is a weakness in the system.
"So there's this whole 13-month period of time when policy makers, legislators and members of the executive branch, myself included, are making decisions," Dayton said. "And the public doesn't know where their political contributions have been coming from."
Dayton said he will lead by example, and voluntarily release his latest fundraising information next month. No Republicans support the bill.