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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bill would allow political campaigns to hold raffles

It’s hard for candidates to raise money, but all good Minnesotans love a good raffle.

Brian Edwards of the Associated Press:

Rep. Jim Newberger, Republican from Becker, said his bill would allow candidates to hold raffles of up to $3,000 to raise funds for campaigns. Democratic lawmakers took issue during Thursday’s committee hearing with portions of the bill that exempt the raffles from a gambling tax and the potential for abuse of campaign funds.

“I don’t know if you have been to any private organization raffles, but, generally, there is a lot of fun, a lot of excitement and a lot of energy,” Newberger said.

No word on whether meat raffles would also be allowed.


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