Sounds like shady goings-on at the Legislature. Please call the MN GOP leadership to demand above-board and transparent governance.
Approx. 10 pm on Monday night, MN senators and representatives started tweeting about underhand methods being implemented at the Capitol.
Rep. Ilhan Omar: Clear sign that the Republicans aren't interested in transparency. This isn't how you govern in a democracy.
Rep. Diane Loeffler: High risk political games by GOP, not joint focus on what’s best for MN.
Rep. Paul Thissen: The fundamental lack of accountability and public participation in this process is unacceptable.
Sen. Scott Dibble: This is not what democracy looks like.
This is what they are talking about - http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/08/minnesota-gop-lawmakers-act-on-state-budget-in-the-dark-of-night-literally/
1. Call House Speaker Daudt (651-296-5364) and Senate Majority Leader Gazelka (651-296-4875) and tell them this is unacceptable. That you expect the legislature to negotiate with the Governor in good faith, openly and transparently, and to come up with a budget everyone can agree to without controversial policy provisions.
2. Call your MN Representative and Senator and tell them to vote NO on any budget bills that leave essential services like education, healthcare, the justice system, and transit under-funded to pay for tax cuts and that try to force through controversial policy provisions.
3. Call Governor Dayton (651-201-3400) and tell him to VETO any budget bills that leave essential services like education, healthcare, the justice system, and transit under-funded to pay for tax cuts and that try to force through controversial policy provisions. Let him know you support his veto even if it means a government shut down.