The chair of the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents will announce Friday how the board will examine whether Regent Steve Sviggum's new state Senate job creates a conflict of interest… Regents regularly recuse themselves. Regent and physician Patricia Simmons leaves the room when the board begins discussing the Mayo Clinic, her employer. Regent Richard Beeson, former chairman of the Central Corridor Partnership, stepped out for votes on light rail. Former regent Steven Hunter, secretary/treasurer of the AFL-CIO, abstained from votes on most union contracts, board minutes show.
Star Tribune, by Jenna Ross, 02/09/2012
Tags: AFL-CIO, Board of Regents, Central Corridor Partnership, Conflict of interest, Former Regent Steven Hunter, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Regent Patricia Simmons, Regent Richard Beeson, Regent Steve Sviggum, University of Minnesota