House agrees to delay pay raises, ending weeks-long political standoff


After two weeks of public and political bickering, Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton have reached an agreement on the proposed pay raises for commissioners.

According to KNSI Radio, the House has approved a deal that delays the salary increases until July 1st. After that time, the station notes, he's free to enact them again, but if that happens on July 2nd or after, he'll have to get the legislature's approval.

The bill will head to the senate for approval.

Other than the delay, the preliminary details of the bill, proposed putting the power to raise commissioner salaries back in the hands of the legislature, according to the Pioneer Press. Additionally, the proposal called for certain areas of the budget to be cut to pay for the pay hikes.

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