Dayton Signs Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For NowMinnesota lawmakers voted Thursday to cut the paychecks of more than two dozen state commissioners. That's after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton passed out pay hikes to all 26 members of his cabinet, causing intense political controversy. Some of the raises were as high as $35,000.
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Dayton Cries Foul On Move To Delay Commissioner RaisesGov. Mark Dayton is objecting to the state Senate's vote to delay hefty raises for members of the governor's cabinet. The Senate voted 63-2 Thursday to suspend the pay hikes Dayton granted to commissioners last month.
Measure On Minn. Lawmaker Pay Now On 2016 BallotMinnesota voters will decide in 2016 if the constitution should be changed to let an independent board set the pay of legislators. The state Senate voted 43-23 early Monday to put the proposed amendment on the statewide ballot. It follows a tighter House vote on the identical measure.
Minn. House To Debate Lawmaker Pay Hike Panel The Minnesota House is planning to vote on a constitutional amendment that would take decisions about their own pay out of their hands. The House planned a Friday debate on the amendment.