Knoblach Disappointed in Dayton’s Tax and Budget Vetoes
ST. CLOUD -- Republican State Representative Jim Knoblach says it's disappointing to learn Governor Mark Dayton vetoed two major pieces of legislation just days after lawmakers sent them to his desk.
The Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee says Dayton had said he'd take some time to study the tax conformity bill and supplemental budget bill but instead chose to veto them just days later.
Knoblach says they tried hard to work with the governor to offer bills he'd sign, even making concessions on over half of Dayton's demands in the budget bill.
Knoblach says the budget bill had plenty of items which would impact the St. Cloud area. Some of the items included $650,000 to retrain Electrolux workers, money for the St. Cloud Area School District, another lane of traffic in each direction on I-94 between Monticello and Clearwater and money for school safety, opioid addiction and vulnerable adults.