Wersal Story in Strib
"Minnesota taxpayers, or possibly attorneys in the state, will be on the hook for the nearly $1.4 million in fees, which still could increase."
It should be noted that later in the story the Strib identifies the budget from which the funds will likely come: "The Judicial Standards Board receives at least $277,000 a year from the state, and it has regularly gotten legislative appropriations to cover special expenses. The Lawyers Board has a budget of about $2.6 million, raised mostly from lawyers' registration fees."
". . . [A] portion could be passed on in higher licensing fees for Minnesota attorneys."
Taking the money from increased lawyers' registration fees is okay with me. Lawyers are not high on my lovable people list at the moment, with the exception of most JAS lawyers, themselves an exception.