Governor Mark Dayton renewed his request Friday for an additional 10 million dollars to continue fixing the state’s troubled vehicle registration system. Senate Republicans appear willing to give him some of the money as long as the legislature reviews progress every three months — but House Republicans say Dayton should get the funds from other state agencies’ budgets.
Dayton says, “I’m not gonna cannibalize other state agencies…. I just think that’s a petty gimmick.” House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jim Knoblach from Saint Cloud fired back, “There’s money there that they can take. He’s not gonna be cannibalizing any agency.”