The drama over Gov. Mark Dayton's politically ill-advised decision to dole out gigantic raises to the state's top employees continued to rage at the Capitol yesterday.
Dayton photo by Gov. Dayton via Flickr, Money photo by Phillip Taylor via Flickr, Knife graphic by Hatalar205 via OpenClipArt, image by Ben Johnson This is starting to feel like it needs a nickname. Raiseghazi?
It started when Senate majority leader Tom Bakk (D-Cook), the most powerful Democrat at the Capitol other than Dayton, distanced himself from the governor's unpopular decision by sponsoring a measure delaying the raises until July 1. It passed the Senate on a 63-2 vote.More »