Statement of Majority Leader Gazelka on court-ordered temporary injunctive relief

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka released the following statement after Ramsey County District Court approved injunctive relief to fund the legislature until October 1, 2017.

“This court order will temporarily prevent further damage to the state’s credit rating and allow the legislature to function temporarily while the courts determine the unconstitutionality of Governor Dayton’s actions. Urgency is still required; Minnesotans will no longer have a voice at the state capital starting October 1. We hope this case is quickly escalated to the Minnesota Supreme Court and legislative funding is restored before then.”