Veto Threat By Gov Hangs Over Session’s Final Bills 21 May 18

(Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) — Governor Dayton is vowing to veto most of the legislation passed at the last minute by Minnesota legislators.

Lawmakers adjourned late yesterday (Sunday) after they finalized several tax and spending measures.

A tense political fight has been building between the Republican-led Legislature and DFL governor over changes to the state’s tax code including an income-tax and possible emergency funding for struggling school districts.

Lawmakers also dealt with legislation creating new protections for nursing home residents, money to combat the opioid epidemic, and a public works bonding bill to pay for statewide infrastructure upgrades.