Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Supreme Court orders Legislature to divulge how much money it has to continue operations, after Dayton line-item vetoed funding.
As we used to say in the olden days: objection – irrelevant, incompetent and immaterial. This is a separation of powers issue, not a fiscal management issue. How much money the legislature prudently set aside to weather bumps in the economy has no bearing on whether it’s constitutional for the Executive Branch to abolish the Legislative Branch using the line-item veto.
The Democrat-appointed Supreme Court is squirming, trying to avoid admitting that Democrat Dayton blundered. Why? He’s a lame duck. Throw him under the bus to preserve the tattered shreds of your dignity. Or cast all pretense aside and admit the court is simply another manifestation of the DFL. Believe me, nobody will be surprised to hear it.
I’d almost appreciate the honesty.