Judge strikes down Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of Legislature's budget; Dayton plans appeal
July 20, 2017
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday struck down Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the state Legislature’s budget, saying the governor was wrong to use his constitutional authority to try to get lawmakers to renegotiate tax cuts and other policy issues.
In his ruling, Judge John Guthmann wrote that Dayton’s line-item veto in May of House and Senate funding amounted to “effectively eliminating a coequal branch of government” and that it violated the state Constitution.