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Back to The Data

Office of

Martin Olav Sabo


Total cost of 20 office trips: $48,733.37


Trips by Martin Olav Sabo
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $28,684.88

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,796.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,070.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSOC. OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,104.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT (2001)
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,322.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU TO KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,808.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO KAILUA-KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2003 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $647.08
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, VA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $994.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN TO KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,943.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Martin Olav Sabo

Marjorie Duske
Robyn Hiestand
Allison Skowronski
Travis Talvitie
Lisa Tomlinson
Sharon Wagener



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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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