ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to veto the biggest piece of the Legislature’s budget on Tuesday — a spending package for public schools.

The Democratic governor has vowed to reject all the GOP Legislature’s spending bills until he gets an overall budget deal.

Dayton has until midnight to act on the K-12 schools bill.

Republicans have urged him to sign it to resolve 40 percent of the state budget and give schools some security. Democrats have outlined objections ranging from cuts to a racial integration program to a prohibition on teacher strikes.

The regular session ended Monday without a deal. Dayton is expected to call a special session to finish a new two-year budget. If that’s not in place by June 30, state government would shut down starting in July.

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Comments (13)
  1. Do it says:

    Sign the bill, governor Dayton

  2. kevin says:

    Do the right think and sign the bill Mr Dayton. Your push for new taxes is done for. Stop trying to buy votes. You remind me of an old rock and roll song lyric. “Tax the rich to feed the poor til there are no rich no more.” Except for you of corase who keeps his money in So. Dakota.

    1. jfscsd33 says:

      Dayton keeps his money in South Dakota…?

  3. Andrea says:

    Please veto the bill. the repubs are running amock and need to be held accountable.

  4. Tom says:

    My money is in South Dakota to, so what.

  5. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    The state needs to be held accountable to a budget…there are more ways to fix schools than money…

  6. Victim Du Jour says:

    Did you know John Bon Jovi pays only a few hundred dollars in Property taxes, because he installed Solar Panels on his home, and has a bee farm.

    Bruce Springstien doesn’t pay property taxes on a huge plot of land because he has an “Organic Farm”

    Meanwhile their “Middle Class” neighbors in smaller homes pay up the Kazoo in property taxes.

    Liberals are so fake, and corrupt.

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