In the days leading up to the end of the 2018 legislative session May 20, Gov. Mark Dayton repeatedly pledged to veto major pieces of legislation that included provisions he would not accept. The governor followed through on those promises Wednesday, vetoing the omnibus supplemental budget bill and the omnibus tax bill.
In a morning press conference announcing his actions, Dayton also held firm on another pledge, saying he would not call the Legislature back to resume negotiations on the failed bills.
“No special session. They had their chance,” Dayton said. “They messed this session up worse than anything I’ve ever seen.”
Dayton said the omnibus supplemental budget bill, HF4099/ SF3656*, which contained many of the session’s most significant legislative efforts including measures to combat opioids and elder abuse – and which would have spent millions of dollars on education, health care and transportation – did too little to address problems and was loaded instead with objectionable policy.
In the days leading up to the end of the 2018 legislative session May 20, Gov. Mark Dayton repeatedly pledged to veto major pieces of legislation that included provisions he wou...
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