DFL Sens. Bakk, Marty: Ball is in the GOP’s Court By Jacob Wheeler | May 23, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Economy/Jobs Subscribe to Economy/Jobs Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk theuptake2 on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free If a government shutdown is to be averted, DFL Senators Tom Bakk and John Marty say, the Republicans in the Senate and House will have to step up to the plate and compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.