CGMC leads in lobbying costs
ST. PAUL — An organization representing Greater Minnesota cities continues to lead spending of local government lobbying groups.
The second-biggest spender was the League of Minnesota Cities, which used $628,945 on lobbying. Most members of the coalition also pay dues to the league.
The only other organization to spend more than $500,000 was the Minnesota School Boards Association.
Flaherty and Hood law office in St. Paul received $894,740 from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and others who hired the firm to lobby state officials. That almost doubled the next highest-earning lobbying organization.