Legislators agree on one thing: Session had unprecedented ending

From: Post Bulletin, Matthew Stolle


At the forum, DFL Rep. Tina Liebling of Rochester called the GOP tactic an effort to restrain the governor's veto power by "booby-trapping the bill."

Though Liebling has stated she opposed Dayton's move on constitutional grounds, she said the GOP provision was also unconstitutional.

"If the governor vetoed the tax bill, that would have shutdown the Department of Revenue. That effectively shuts down government," Liebling said. "So this was a hostage-taking really and very unconstitutional in itself."

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