Albeit, he only has one day to do it, I personally wouldn’t tempt Mark Dayton to see how much taxpayer money he could hand out to his friends in 24 hours with out any Legislative approval or oversight.
Why would it be wrong to hand out pay raises with out Legislative oversight and approval on 364 days of the year, but OK on just one?
Gov. Mark Dayton isn’t revealing what kind of raises he’ll grant agency commissioners under a bill that gives him a one-day window to decide.
Dayton made it clear Thursday he’ll sign a bill negotiated with the House, Senate and his administration. Both chambers are due to take final votes later in the day.
The bill wipes out big raises he awarded to his cabinet last month, but lets him give new ones on July 1. After that, any commissioner pay hikes would need legislative approval. Asked about his intentions, The Democratic governor would only say: “Ask me on June 30th.”
Well played Gov. Dayton. Well played.
It appears the bill will be voted on later today. Contact your Legislators to tell them to vote against this agreement.