Last September, an MPR News report showed that Governor Dayton paid nearly $80,000 in severances to three political appointees who resigned their positions. A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota House that would limit those severance packages.
Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, said she doesn’t believe Dayton had the legal authority to pay the severance. Her bill would limit severance to the lesser of six months pay or an amount that is equal to 35 percent of an employee’s unused sick time, she said. Anderson said she heard from several constituents who were unhappy that political appointees were receiving severance.