Democratic lawmaker quits University of Minnesota post

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic legislator has resigned from a paid fellowship at the University of Minnesota amid questions over how he got the post, and the former Democratic lawmaker who hired him has been reassigned.

Rep. Jamie Long, a freshman from Minneapolis, was hired in July as an “energy research project specialist” at the university’s Institute on the Environment. He resigned this week. He was hired by former state Sen. Ellen Anderson, of St. Paul. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that she was executive director of the institute’s Energy Transition Lab until Tuesday, when she was reassigned to work on other projects.

The shakeup was precipitated by GOP Rep. Chris Swedzinski, of Ghent, who made a public records request into Long’s hiring.

Long denies doing anything wrong. Anderson declined to comment.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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