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Republicans Ready For Mediation In Dayton Veto Lawsuit

Republicans Ready For Mediation In Dayton Veto Lawsuit Click to Enlarge Photo: Associated Press/Minnesota Senate

Sep 11, 2017 at 4:15 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature say they're ready to go to mediation with Gov. Mark Dayton in a dispute over their funding.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding.

Dayton was seeking to pressure Republicans to rework legislation, but the high court said the dispute should be settled outside the courts.

House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka say they don't dispute Dayton's line-item veto authority.

But in a joint statement, they seized on a passage in the Supreme Court order that said constitutional powers can't be used to accomplish an unconstitutional result.

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