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Gov. Mark Dayton announces Tuesday that he supports Democrats' bills to require campaign finance releases four times a year. With him are Rep. Steve Simon of St. Louis Park and Sen. Katie Seiben of Cottage Grove. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

Dayton, DFL lawmakers seek quicker campaign finance reporting

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Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats want quicker reporting of campaign finance donations.

Now, Dayton said, there is a 13-month delay in the report of some contributions. He called for reports every three months, and he said he will begin to issue this quarterly reports next month even though the law does not require him to.


"I am prepared to lead by example," he said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.