Governor Dayton agreed to a budget deal.
Then, when his leash was yanked by the special interests that own him, he vetoed the budget:
And now? Layoffs are imminent. Over 400 legislative staff jobs – not to mention the 201 legislators themselves – will find themselves without a paycheck pretty quick here:
The layoffs could include up to 230 regular Minnesota House employees and 204 staffers in the Minnesota Senate.
And that’s not counting 201 elected lawmakers — a total of 635 people.
“I regret the effect on the staff very, very much,” Dayton told reporters on Friday.
Maybe he could sell another Renoir?