In Monday’s vote, only one member of Dayton’s DFL party, Rep. Michael Nelson of Brooklyn Park, voted for the bill, joining five Republican members. That angered Zellers, who is not leading the charge on the stadium but who has said the bill must draw bipartisan support to move forward.
“We can’t pass the stadium by ourselves in the Republican caucus,’ said Zellers. “This is going to have to be a bipartisan approach. Last night, it clearly was not. Now, I’d say it’s up to the governor and the Democrat leader in the House if they want to go forward, because very clearly last night, they weren’t interested in passing the bill out of committee without recommendation.”
One DFL vote? ONE!?!
This is how Governor Dayton legislative schemes seem to work:
- Governor Dayton holds a press conference to tell the media what he wants.
- Legislators ignore him.
- Governor Dayton holds a press conference to tell the media how disappointed he is.
Mark Dayton is quickly becoming our most symbolic governor ever!