Dayton vetoes all nine Republican budget bills
Wasting no time after the Legislature adjourned without reaching a compromise with him over the state's fiscal mess, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed all nine Republican budget bills passed in the waning hours of the session.
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In doing so, he reminded GOP leaders that he too had the backing of voters.
"In November, Minnesotans voted for a divided government," Dayton said in a statement accompanying the vetoes. "Compromise is never easy, because each person must give up something that is important."
Read the individual veto statements:
- Health and Human Services
- Higher Education
- Public Safety
- State Government
Previously: Legislature goes home with no budget
More: Dayton's full press release is after the jump, along with a statement issued by Republican Senate leaders.