Election Time Preparations 12 May 12

Capitol Restoration AmendmentNow that the Legislature has adjourned, both sides are positioning for a fall election that will determine control of both chambers. GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers says his side has set the state “on a course to fiscal stability” by refusing to raise taxes and reducing state spending. Meanwhile, Governor Dayton says he will work to help Democrats win back control of the Legislature. He is asking voters to take a chance on full Democratic control at the Capitol for two years. Neither party has had control of the Governorship and the Minnesota House and Senate since 1990, when Democrats had the trifecta.