Dayton is ‘Genuinely Undecided’ About Fate of Budget Bills
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he will decide whether to sign or veto the Legislature's recently approved budget by midnight Tuesday.
Lawmakers finished passing the remaining pieces of a $46 billion budget in a special session that ended around 3 a.m. Friday. That came after Dayton and Republicans struck a broad framework for a deal to finalize the budget earlier this week.
Dayton said Friday he's "genuinely undecided" about the spending packages. He says a $650 million tax bill is too big with too many provisions that benefit wealthy residents.
But the Democratic has to weigh those concerns against the possibility of a government shutdown if he vetoes anything. And he notes the budget may be as good as he can get from a Republican Legislature.