The Minnesota House failed to override Gov. Pawlenty’s veto of a tax bill that increased $1 billion in taxes. DFL Rep. Gene Pelowski and DFL Rep. Jeanne Poppe of Austin joined every Republican to vote against the motion to override. So what’s next? Not sure. Democrats could try to negotiate a budget deal with Pawlenty Read more →
Archives for May 17, 2009
MPR’s Laura Yuen has the scoop: St. Paul City Attorney John Choi is expected to take the first step in exploring a run for Ramsey County Attorney. Choi, 38, plans to file papers Monday to form an exploratory campaign committee. The current county attorney, DFLer Susan Gaertner, is planning her own bid for the governor’s Read more →
The Minnesota House failed to override Governor Pawlenty’s veto of funding for General Assistance Medical Care in FY 2011. The vote fell along party lines, 87-47. DFLers needed 90 votes to override the veto. The House is now trying to override Pawlenty’s veto of a Tax bill that increases taxes $1 billion.
Union workers greeted legislators today with chants of “override” outside the Minnesota House chamber. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5 were anticipating a vote to try to overturn Governor Tim Pawlenty’s recent veto of a $1 billion tax bill. Democrats say the revenue is needed to help erase Read more →
Here’s the latest offer from Gov. Pawlenty: Governor’s Offer Sunday, May 17, 12:30 a.m. Close as much of the remaining $2.7B gap (after line item vetoes) as possible through mutually agreed upon items with the goal of making as much progress as possible and limiting the size of potential unallotments. Categories of agreement could include: Read more →
Governor Pawlenty line-item vetoed $85 million from a $300 million bonding bill. Here are the victims: $24 million for U of M’s Bell Museum, $11 million for Health and Science Center addition at Lake Superior Community and Technical College $5.25 million for Carpentry and Industrial Mechanical Technology and Shops and Mesabi Range Community and Technical Read more →