State denies unemployment benefits for Brodkorb after Senate firing

Michael Brodkorb, who was fired from his job with the state Senate in the wake of the Amy Koch scandal, has been denied in his attempt to collect state unemployment benefits.

He’s appealing the decision, and there’s a hearing scheduled for next week, says MPR.

Koch resigned her position as Senate majority leader after she was confronted about having an extramarital affair with Brodkorb, who worked for her. She continues to serve in the Senate, but Brodkorb was fired from his staff job, which was a high-profile position that included press relations and spokesman duties.

Brodkorb plans to sue the Senate over the firing.

Says the story:

Cal Ludeman, the secretary of the Minnesota Senate and top operations officer in Senate, confirmed that Brodkorb’s application for unemployment benefits was turned down.

“He’s appealing the decision,” Ludeman said. “That’s a Department of Employment and Economic Development decision. We didn’t have anything to do with that.”

Brodkorb and his attorney declined to say anything substantial about the unemployment claims.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Diane Nelson on 04/13/2012 - 12:13 pm.

    The Brodkorp Wrath Has Only Just Begun

    Hey wait a minute – I thought conservatives were fighting for tort reform on frivolous lawsuits and an end to unemployment insurance. Or was that just for everyone else? Perhaps he could heed Newt’s advice and just take a bath and get a job.

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