Gov. Dayton Takes Bold Action - Vetoes Supplemental Budget and Tax Bills

Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed the tax bill and the omnibus supplemental budget bill.
With the veto of the supplemental budget bill, Minnesota will not receive $3 million in campus support or $500,000 additional funds for workforce development scholarships.

In Dayton’s veto letter of the omnibus supplemental budget bill, he said, “I made my objections to this bill very clear throughout the session. My administration sent you over 100 detailed letters throughout the session, carefully explaining my concerns with each of the proposals.” The Governor’s concerns with the bill are laid out in his letter. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans said in this morning’s press conference that with these vetoes, the State of Minnesota will have now have a surplus of $287 million.
Regarding Gov. Dayton’s veto of the tax bill, Dayton said in the press release, “I am vetoing this bill because of its misguided priorities that give tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy over the education of our children.” Dayton was advocating for $137 million in "emergency" funding for school districts. He also advocated for $10 million in campus support for MinnState. 
Gov. Dayton said he is still reviewing the bonding bill, pension bill and other proposals sent to him and hopes to make a decision on those by the end of the week.