Republicans and Governor Mark Dayton remain stalemated over a tax cut bill with only two days left in the legislative session. Dayton is demanding 138 million dollars in emergency funding for school districts with budget shortfalls. House Speaker Kurt Daudt says, “We’re analyzing the governor’s plan. We’re also looking in to see if there are other options that might work better.” We asked the governor if Republicans seem to be coming his way. “No indication,” he said, adding if there’s no school aid, there’s no tax cut bill. “I won’t sign one. I’ll veto it.”
Dayton vetoed the tax cut bill Republicans passed earlier because it didn’t have school aid. Daudt responds Dayton should not pit tax cuts for low-income Minnesotans against money for schools.