May 20, 2018: Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Imposed Stricter Penalties On Demonstrators Who Block Entry To Public Works

“I believe that blocking access to freeways and airports is a matter of public safety for everyone involved,” Governor Mark Dayton wrote in a letter to the speaker of Minnesota’s House. “However, I do not support the broad transit provisions in this bill. The language does not provide clarity regarding the actual crimes, for which it creates stiffer penalties.”

The Hill Governor’s Veto Letter

May 14, 2018: An Effort To Crack Down On Disruptive Demonstrations Started Last year In Response To Protests That Clogged Interstate Traffic 

The Governor of Minnesota will consider a bill recently passed by the state senate that severely punishes protesters who block areas of public transportation with a maximum prison term of one year and a $3,000 fine.