There’s a hearing in the Minnesota House this morning on a bill that would limit severance payments to state employees who make more than about 76 thousand dollars a year. Plymouth Republican Sarah Anderson says over the last year, Governor Mark Dayton gave severance packages to three commissioners he basically asked to leave — and one who had been there for under a year received a significant buyout. Anderson says it’s “just not what we want to have happening for these politically-appointed individuals. I don’t think anybody is expecting that to happen.” Anderson says there are restrictions in current law, but the governor’s office disagreed, so the legislature is going to make it crystal-clear.
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