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How Not To Become Senator of Minnesota

By on 3.4.08 | 11:02AM

According to Minnesota Democrats Exposed, Senate candidate and not-so-funny funny-man Al Franken has to pay a fine for not paying for worker's comp. It's ironic, since he's been courting unions with the claim that he wants to increase workplace safety.

The $25,000 judgment filed against Alan Franken Inc., was filed on May 29, 2007 - over four months after Franken announced he was running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota.

Franken had time to resolve this matter before the judgement was filed, as on August 8, 2006, Alan Franken Inc was issued a "Final Notice" from the State of New York Workers' Compensation Board for "Failure to Carry Workers' Comp Ins 6/29/2002-03/28/2005."

Public records indicate that no payment was made.

Granted, the employees of Al Franken Inc. must not wear hardhats, but I think they're entitled to company-provided earplugs.

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