MN Fireworks Veto Override Is A Dud

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Click on photo of Sen Jungbauer to hear why accident prone people like himself should use fireworks.

Click on photo of Sen Jungbauer to hear why accident prone people like himself should not use fireworks.

A Minnesota Senate attempt to override Governor Mark Dayton’s veto of a bill expanding the kinds of fireworks that can legally be sold in Minnesota fails to get the 2/3rds majority needed.

Senator Michael Jungbauer (R- East Bethel) argued that fireworks laws are difficult to enforce, so the state should legalize them and make money off the sales tax.

Senator John Harrington (DFL-St. Paul) countered that murder and drug laws are hard to enforce too, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have the laws.

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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