A group of 15 House Republicans is calling on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to use his line-item veto power to nix money for Twin Cities parks.
The DFL-controlled Legislature approved the millions for outdoor, cultural and arts Legacy fund projects, including $6.3 million for Twin Cities area parks.
Republicans contend the parks money was not among the recommendations from the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, which advises how a portion of the money is spent.
“We request you line-item veto the provision that dedicates money to the Metro Area parks,” legislators wrote.
Dayton’s staff said the governor is reviewing the measure newly passed by the Legislature and will decide the fate of the money soon.
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