Duluth City Council Cancels Meeting to Discuss Limiting City’s Rights Legislation

Dayton Vows to Veto Legislation

DULUTH, Minn.-On Monday, the Duluth City Council was going to hold a special meeting to discuss keeping more decision-making power with the local government.

This was in light of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton looking into legislation that would limit cities abilities to regulate issues like sick time.

That meeting has now been cancelled. Dayton said this week he would veto the bill if it reached his desk.

Council President Joel Sipress said in a email to councilors:

“Earlier today, Governor Dayton indicated that he would veto preemption legislation. I have consulted with the sponsors of the resolution that was tabled at our last meeting.  The sponsors have indicated that, in light of the Governor’s statement, action on the tabled resolution is no longer time-sensitive.  For that reason, I am cancelling the special council meeting that had been called for this coming Monday. The tabled resolution will remain on the agenda for our next council meeting on May 22. At that meeting a motion to remove the resolution from the table would be in order, and presuming the motion were approved, we could vote the resolution up or down, or the sponsors could request that it be withdrawn.”

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