The Legislative Audit Commission will meet 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, in room 107 of the State Capitol, to discuss, among other things, the Office of the Legislative Auditor's preliminary assessment of allegations concerning the office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. (For hearing notice, see OLA website.)
In a report issued earlier this month, the OLA found it did not have jurisdiction over the types of complaints raised against Swanson by some of her staff members. However, in light of the concerns, the OLA called on lawmakers to review whether it's necessary that all the attorneys in the AG's Office remain at-will employees serving at the pleasure of the AG. (The employees at some state agencies have been afforded civil-service protections.)
The purpose of tomorrow's meeting is to hear from the Legislative Auditor James Nobles, his staff and the state officials directly affected by the Legislative Auditor’s reports. Testimony from others will not be taken at this meeting.