Franklin Center - Watchdog report leads to resignation

Watchdog report leads to resignation

MNsure‘s top official resigned Tuesday following a Watchdog Minnesota Bureau report that April Todd-Malmlov took a two-week Costa Rica vacation in late November, during the rocky rollout of the state's $150 million health insurance exchange.

Subsequent reports revealed that Todd-Malmlov was accompanied on her tropical getaway by Jim Golden, Minnesota’s Medicaid director, raising possible conflict of interest and other concerns.
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Note from the President

Dear Reader,

Last week, I wrote about how our reporters are passionate for work that no one else wants to do--the dirty work of journalism. Sometimes, digging for the truth earns you some very powerful enemies. Earlier this year, a "green car" company owned by Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe sued the Franklin Center after our Watchdog reporters raised questions about its business practices. This baseless lawsuit, which remains pending in a federal district court in Mississippi, was a ham-handed attempt to silence our reporters through empty threats. Unfortunately for McAuliffe, he underestimated us--our reporters continued to watch his company like a hawk and helped educate the people of Virginia about the ethical priorities of the man they elected governor.

Best regards,

Jason Stverak
President, Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity


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