Statement of Senate Republican Leader David Hann on Commissioner Salaries and the Deficiency Bill

Senator David Hann reacted to reported changes in the deficiency bill that will temporarily roll back salaries for Gov. Dayton’s commissioners until July 1, 2015, and return oversight of commissioner salaries to the legislature in the future.
“Although it’s good policy to return oversight of commissioner pay raises back to the legislature, it’s a little like shutting the barn door after the cows have left. Gov. Dayton’s exorbitant salary increases – some larger than the yearly salaries of many Minnesotans – still go into effect on July 1, 2015. Senate Republicans will continue to fight to limit pay increases for Gov. Dayton’s commissioners throughout the rest of the 2015 session.”