ST. PAUL – State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, on Tuesday expressed disappointment with Gov. Mark Dayton's pocket veto of over a half billion dollars in permanent, ongoing middle-class tax relief over the next three years. The bill was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support on a 123-10 vote in the House and 55-12 in the Senate.
"It apparently is meaningless to the governor that nearly 90 percent of the members in the Legislature voted in favor of this bill." Lueck said. "The bill contains real tax reforms that were the product of legitimate compromise. Both GOP and DFL members put the well being of hard working Minnesotans ahead of partisan political bickering. It's disappointing to see the governor diminish himself and the office by acting in such a disrespectful manner toward the people of Minnesota."