Lawmakers in Minnesota sued the governor on Tuesday saying his veto last month of funding for their paychecks and their staff’s pay is unconstitutional, court documents said. The development is the latest in a feud between leaders in the Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic Governor Mark Dayton that has escalated since last month. The lawsuit, filed in the Ramsey County Court, claims Dayton has hobbled the ability of lawmakers to work by vetoing nearly $130 million in funding last month for the House and Senate’s compensation, benefits and other operating expenses for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.The governor’s office declined to comment on the lawsuit. Without the funding, the legislature is “unable to fulfill their constitutional obligations, will not be able to properly represent their constituents, and… Next »
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