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Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis on Wednesday says his gay community "took a punch to the gut" when lawmakers approved a contitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Governor takes down GOP issues

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ST. PAUL -- Political sparring around the Minnesota Capitol intensified Wednesday, two days after the Legislature adjourned, as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed bills close to Republican hearts.


At the same time, freshman Republican senators shot back a day after Dayton said they knew little about government and cared even less about it.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.