Statement of Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka:
“Today the court ruled an entire branch of government cannot be eliminated by a stroke of the governor’s pen. The governor should accept this verdict and allow the people of Minnesota to move on, instead of continuing to waste taxpayer dollars on expensive litigation. However, if he chooses to appeal, we will continue to defend Minnesotans’ constitutional rights to locally elected representation all the way to the Supreme Court.”
Statement of Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt:
“Today Minnesotans won. We are pleased the court has agreed to protect their voice at the Capitol and ruled Governor Dayton’s unconstitutional veto of the Legislature to be ‘null and void.’ We encourage the governor to accept the court’s decision.”
You can find the entire ruling by the Ramsey County District Court here.