Dayton Poised To Veto Tax Cut Bill Touted By Republicans
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is poised to veto a tax-cut bill touted by House Republicans.
Dayton says the bill has a drafting error that puts some $102 million in taxes on charitable gambling in jeopardy. The state is counting on that money to help pay its share of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
The error could be fixed in a special session, but Dayton wants Republican leaders to agree to his conditions before calling them back. Those include additional spending and borrowing that would benefit public colleges and universities and transit projects in the Twin Cities.
Dayton calls his conditions "eminently reasonable." But House Speaker Kurt Daudt says that Dayton "is playing an incredibly high-stakes game of chicken."
Dayton has until Monday evening to sign the tax bill.