Transit Financial Activity Review (Oct 4th)
We found that the Metropolitan Council and Counties Transportation Improvement Board have had sufficient revenues in recent years to cover their transit expenses, but in its internal forecasts the Council projects budget shortfalls starting in Fiscal Year 2020. We also found that in its reports to federal officials, the Council has made financial projections that differ significantly from those it provided to the Legislature.
We conducted this review to address questions about how conflict of interest laws and policies apply to members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission who are registered lobbyists. We were satisfied that existing conflict of interest requirements and restrictions are adequate. In addition, we did not find evidence to substantiate a specific concern raised about one commissioner who is also a lobbyist.
Minnesota State High School League (Apr 4th)