At Issue: August 27 - Dayton v. Lawmakers Lawsuit Heads to State Supreme Court, Governor's Race Gets More Crowded

August 27, 2017 08:33 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Dayton v. Lawmakers Lawsuit

Oral arguments are set for Monday morning in the lawsuit pitting Gov. Mark Dayton against legislative leaders. Dayton is challenging a Ramsey County judge's ruling that his decision to veto funding for the House and Senate is unconstitutional.


This all stems from the budget negotiations that took place during the legislative session. Dayton says he opposed several provisions that made it into the final budget that he signed into law. He says he vetoed the House and Senate measures in an effort to reverse some of those changes. House and Senate Republicans have said they will not renegotiate. 

The oral arguments made before the Minnesota Supreme Court will be the first to be livestreamed by the court. The court plans to make arguments for all future cases available via video livestream. 

Tom Hauser will be court Monday Morning for the case. Stay with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and for developments in this case.

Crowded Field for 2018 Governor's Race Gets Another Challenger; Candidates Campaign at State Fair

Another challenger has entered the 2018 race for governor in Minnesota. Sen. Dave Osmek, R-Mound, officially launched his campaign Tuesday. He joins more than a dozen other candidates from the GOP, DFL and a few fringe political parties to compete in the race.

Political experts say they fully expect a record number of candidates to run in 2018. Not all of those candidates will make it beyond political party endorsing conventions, set for next summer, or primary contests in August 2018.

Several candidates, including Jeff Johnson, Keith Downey and Chris Coleman, have their own booths at this year's Minnesota State Fair. Other candidates will make appearances at their respective parties' political booths throughout the fair's 12-day run. 


Amanda Theisen

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