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Senate Leader Warns of Staff Furloughs Due to Budget Veto

Senate Leader Warns of Staff Furloughs Due to Budget Veto

November 08, 2017 11:52 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says the Senate may furlough staff and stop cutting checks as soon as December if the courts don't restore their operating budget.
    
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the House and Senate's $130 million budget this spring amid a dispute over tax breaks and other measures he signed into law. It sparked a legal battle that is now before the state Supreme Court, which hasn't definitively ruled in the case.
    
Dayton has insisted the Legislature can take money from separate funds to continue operating. But Gazelka said Wednesday even with that extra money and cost cutting, they could stretch into mid-January.
    
Without extra cash, Gazelka says more than 200 Senate staff will be furloughed Dec. 1. All 67 senators would get their last paycheck in December.

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