After Gov. Dayton vetoed the Republicans’ tax conformity bill and the Republicans’ spending bill, Gov. Dayton had little choice but to sign the bonding bill. Despite having reservations, Gov. Dayton signed the bill this morning. While signing the bill, Gov. Dayton said “I am signing this bill, despite my objections, because areas throughout Minnesota need the projects and the jobs which it will provide. However, the GOP majorities set an arbitrary, ill-founded and woefully inadequate limit to the total size of the bill.”

Gov. Dayton is the worst governor in Minnesota history. He’s negotiated in bad faith. He’s been asleep at the switch while he’s supposed to have been running the government. In this post, Kristine Sunberg testified “In my case, my father’s body laid in his room for seven days without the facility doing a wellness check.” Gov. Dayton’s investigation ruled that this was the caregivers’ fault. Gov. Dayton’s investigators weren’t blamed for not investigating this abuse. The chief of staff for Gov. Dayton’s Commissioner of Human Service was notified in 2017 about rampant fraud in the child care system:

According to Stillman, he alerted a number of people in DHS, including the Commissioner’s Chief of Staff, with the following message: “Significant amount of these defrauded dollars are being sent overseas to countries and organizations connected to entities known to fund terrorists and terrorism.”

Gov. Asleep at the Switch, aka Gov. Dayton, is the last person I’d accept analysis from. He’s repeatedly proven himself to be willing to negotiate in bad faith, the most recent time being the last weekend of the 2018 session. BTW, the first time Gov. Dayton negotiated in bad faith was when he shut down the government in July of 2011.

That means that Gov. Dayton’s legacy includes the fact that he started his career by reneging on a promise and that he finished it by negotiating in bad faith. In between, Gov. Dayton’s career is filled with incompetence. If that doesn’t describe the worst governor in Minnesota history, nothing does.

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