Earlier this year, Governor Mark Dayton did something unprecedented in American politics: he used his veto power to defund a co-equal branch of government because he disagreed with some of the bills legislators had passed.
After a lower court ruled Dayton’s action clearly unconstitutional, the Minnesota Supreme Court refused to rule on the issue, leaving it hanging.
State Senator Gary Dahms, of Redwood Falls, said this week the governor’s actions enter dangerous territory for future state politics:
However, Dahms said the legislature has options:
Dahms said the legislature hopes to resolve the issue when it convenes in 2018.