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State Senate’s bills for Brodkorb discrimination lawsuit now top $100K

The state Senate’s legal bills in the Michael Brodkorb discrimination case keep growing, now totaling more than $100,000.

The state Senate’s legal bills in the Michael Brodkorb discrimination case (bills that are being paid with public funds) keep growing.

New invoices totaling nearly $18,000 have come in from the Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren firm, reports MPR.

Previous bills totaling $85,000 have already been paid.

Brodkorb, a partisan Republican who’d been working as a top GOP state Senate aide, was fired after public revelations that he was having an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

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He has sued the Senate for discrimination because he claims women staffers who’ve had affairs with legislators were not fired.

The Senate’s contention, though, is that Brodkorb could be fired at will.

State Senate DFLers have called for Republicans to raise private funds to pay the outside lawyers.