Dayton: Don’t ignore fiscal experts

Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers, laying out a framework for the end game on the financial negotations.

The main point: Dayton will only sign off on a global agreement. He ruled out intermediate revenue or expenditure measures.

But he also warns the Republicans to heed the fiscal notes generated by state finance experts. Dayton makes reference in the letter to the comments made by MMB Commissioner Jim Schowalter in an MPR story last Friday.

Here’s the letter.

3-28-11 Letter

  • Ralph Crammedin

    Dayton’s letter also warns Republicans to keep irrelevant Republican Power Play legislation, like the Voter ID bill that discourages nursing home residents from voting, out of the budget bill. What are the chances of that?