Minn. Senate passes agency budget that cuts state workforce, another flashpoint with Dayton

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 18, 2011 - 4:34 PM
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hansaMay. 18, 11 1:02 PM

These guys are clowns!

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hiraddrifterMay. 18, 11 1:05 PM

Now thats creating jobs!

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peoplewatchrMay. 18, 11 1:07 PM

Isn't this called living within your budget? If you can't afford to pay the bills (salaries), then you need to eliminate the costs. It sucks but that's what the rest of the world has to do. General Mills or 3M can't just increase total profits to support a work force like the state can by just raises taxes.

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likeaplanMay. 18, 11 1:07 PM

Yup, where is that Republican Party jobs bill, instead it looks like a "Jobs Killer" bill.

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bigmama1954May. 18, 11 1:10 PM

Time to get rid of all the politicians. It is time to cut down on the size of legislators - limit metro legislators and take away all of their freebies paid for by the PEOPLE who are taxpayers. Time to get rid of their health care plan the taxpayer pay for - which legislators do not have to contribute one thin penny - or pay a co-pay. Time to take away their per diems and cut their wages in half - they only work part-time. The arrogance of these people - cut the very people who pay their wages...their actions will have consequences and sooner than they realize. They are so bent on making the governor look bad that they are demonstrating that they are nothing but a bunch of donkeys behinds.

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annie54May. 18, 11 1:13 PM

This will of course be vetoed, but it should be a wake up call for the governor that he had better come up with something better.

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prsolingerMay. 18, 11 1:15 PM

What a better way to create jobs then to lay off workers. Thank goodness we have Dayton in there.

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denisjahMay. 18, 11 1:15 PM

Oh, good. Let's start with the veterans agents and farm support people and the ethanol folks.

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wuuin21May. 18, 11 1:16 PM

So let me get this straight: during the fall elections, the Republicans promised jobs but are willing to cut the state workforce by 15%, essentially going back on their 'laser focus' on job creation. And the governor is willing to compromise with the Republicans on the budget but that's one area they won't budge on, even though a vast majority of Minnesotans support Dayton's plan? Sounds about par for the course.

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th3171May. 18, 11 1:20 PM

Are the house and senate part of the workforce being cut also? 30+K plus benefits and pension for a very part time circus is a perfect place to start.

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