The Minnesota Supreme Court is expected to rule tomorrow morning in the continuing dispute over Governor Mark Dayton vetoing operating funds for the state legislature. It comes as Republican lawmakers meet Thursday to decide whether to tap reserve funds to keep the state Senate running through mid-January.
Dayton vetoed funding to try to force Republicans to rescind tax cuts enacted at the end of the 2017 legislative session. Republicans refused and sued the governor, arguing his vetoes violated the Separation of Powers clause in the Minnesota Constitution. A district judge sided with Republicans, but the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling and ordered the two sides into mediation, which was not successful.