House Speaker to Review Hiring of State Lawmaker at U of M
James Allen | Sep 13, 2019 AT 10:53 am
House Speaker Melissa Hortman says she's requested and will review the documents related to the hiring of D-F-L Representative Jamie Long at the U of M.
That's in response to Republican state Representative Chris Swedzinski requesting an investigation into how Long got the paid fellowship position.
Long was hired in July at the U's Institute on the Environment by former state Senator Ellen Anderson of St. Paul.
Swedzinski says he wants to know where the money to fund Long's position came from.
Long submitted his resignation letter Tuesday saying, "it's become clear that my presence may be a distraction from the mission of the Energy Transition Lab."