Gambling? I don’t have any problem with racino or a service-related fee that we don’t play games with. ...
The only way I would accept more revenue is if (Dayton) would come way down on his spending.”
Brynaert: “ That’s not really revenue, it’s borrowing from the future. That’s a bad choice.”
Gruenhagen: “Let’s put it this way. It was an offer that was put on the table to prevent a shutdown. At that point, I was willing to consider that.”
Will you collect any pay or per diem, now or later, for the period that state government is shut down?
Sheran: “I clearly am not going to accept the pay, and I’m not going to accept the per diem.”
DeKruif: “I will not take per diem that’s related to the shutdown. I’ve said I will tie my pay to whether (DFL Sen.) Larry Pogemiller takes his pay.
And I’m still working; the people who aren’t getting paid aren’t working.”
Parry: “Absolutely. We’re citizen-legislators. We’re paid for five months of work, $31,000. They spread it out throughout the year.
I’m working. I’m on- call. I’ll continue to accept that salary the citizens have given us.”
Morrow: “I will not be collecting pay or per diem while the state is in shutdown.
But I will still be working.”
Cornish: “None (including lodging and other reimbursements). For the last couple of years, I’ve been taking a cut in pay — the only one (in the Legislature).”
Brynaert: “Per diem is not an option. We voted that out in Rules Committee. I’m not receiving any pay during the shutdown.”
Gruenhagen: “I’m considering giving the additional pay to local district charities, depending on how long it goes. ... Who knows how long this will drag on?”
In addition, Republicans were asked: