Gov. Mark Dayton called the proposal an irresponsible "raid" on state reserves. The Republican plan would have used $430 million to payback a portion of an IOU to K12 schools. Minnesota owes schools more than $2 billion after it delayed payments to cover the budget deficit.
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House approves plan to use rainy day fund for partial school payback
House members approved the shift from state reserves to pay back repeated delays of education money to cover deficits. The House plan uses $430 million of the rainy day fund to go toward the $2.4 billion owed to schools.
Dayton intends to veto school payback plan
Governor Mark Dayton calls the plan to use reserves to partially pack back an IOU to Minnesota schools 'financially irresponsible'. The Republican proposal would draw down the state's reserve fund more than $400 million, which would pay only a fraction of the total amount the state kept back from schools in order to balance the budget and end a government shutdown last year.
Smaller tax cut bill also vetoed by Dayton
A scaled-back version of a Republican tax cut plan met the same fate as its predecessor when Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the bill. Dayton said he could not sign a measure that would add to future deficits and reduce the state budget reserve. He also complained that the bill was aimed at cutting business taxes, without helping homeowners.
Senate sends tax cut bill to Dayton, veto likely
The Minnesota Senate joined the House in approving a bill that would cut taxes by more than $40 million this year and by more than $140 million in the next budget cycle. But Governor Mark Dayton calls it fiscally irresponsible because it would take money from the budget reserve and would add to a deficit in the next biennium.
Dayton encourages businesses to adopt schools
Governor Mark Dayton wants more businesses to improve education in Minnesota by adopting schools. He spoke at a Richfield school that's been adopted by both Best Buy and Fairview Hospitals. It's provided amenities ranging from laptops to a teen parent center.
House, Senate Republicans reach deal to pay back K-12 schools
Republican lawmakers have agreed to use $430 million in the state's budget reserves to catch up on delayed payments to Minnesota schools. Gov. Dayton has voiced some worries that tapping the budget reserves could leave the state with cash flow problems.
Dayton: GOP is attaching money for veterans, cops to bills that will be vetoed
The Democratic governor is blasting Republican lawmakers who he says are tacking spending he supports onto bills he's said he'll veto. In a letter to the GOP Dayton says legislators behind the maneuver should bear the blame if veterans and public safety departments lose out on funding.
Dayton vetoes bill to expand fireworks
Late Saturday night, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of bigger and more powerful fireworks. The decision comes after opponents expressed concerns about fires or injuries. Supporters argued Minnesotans can go to neighboring states to buy fireworks.
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