State Senator Mike Parry is angry, and making accusations. One thing he's not doing, though, is coming through with plans that hold veterans harmless. Parry continues to talk about tone and other people's actions, but hasn't provided anything except bluster.
PIM reports in Veterans funding kerfuffle continues at the Capitol:
Emotions are running high at the Capitol over funding for veterans.
The GOP State Government and Veterans Committee Chairs - Sen. Mike Parry and Rep. Morrie Lanning - had a closed-door meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton Monday afternoon after tensions escalated over the division’s budget bills late last week. The meeting was short and unfriendly, Parry said afterward. “Today I saw a very angry governor.”
That's nice, Senator Parry. Now that you've gotten that emotional release off your chest, care to provide some details about your plan to hold veterans' programs harmless? You've been talking about your own anger for three days now.
The PIM article continues:
Dayton spokesman Bob Hume said while the conversation was “pointed,” Parry’s characterization of the governor’s tone was not accurate. He added that the dust-up shows Republican’s inability to “air two proposals.” He said the two chambers need to come to a consensus on the bills before Dayton will get invovled [sic].
Show us the money, Senator Parry, not your feelings about Shellito's testimony or someone's tone of voice. Minnesota is waiting. Man up, Mike.
Photo: Senator Mike Parry. Don't be fooled: this photo proves he knows how to smile.