MN Dems fall short of veto-proof House majority
By Martiga Lohn
MINNEAPOLIS — Democrats have fallen short of a veto-proof majority in the Minnesota House but will remain in control of the chamber for another two years.
Republicans have won the 45 seats needed to block Democrats from overriding GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty at will.
House Democrats hoped to pad their majority enough to overturn Pawlenty’s vetoes without the help of Republicans.
The House came under Democratic control two years ago. Senate Democrats already have a veto-proof majority.
Only one of Pawlenty’s vetoes has been overturned, when six House Republicans helped Democrats push through a transportation spending package including a gas tax increase.