Senator Ingebrigtsen won't accept pay if shutdown happensState Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) said Thursday that he will not accept legislative salary or per diem payments in the event of a state government shutdown.
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) said Thursday that he will not accept legislative salary or per diem payments in the event of a state government shutdown.
“As I stated during my campaign, I will not accept my salary or daily per diem should we enter a government shutdown,” Ingebrigtsen said.
“The impact of a potential shutdown affects all Minnesotans. My refusal to accept pay is a small demonstration of my commitment to reach a budget agreement as quickly as possible,” Ingebrigtsen added.
Members of the Legislature remain hopeful an agreement with the governor can be reached, and negotiations will continue in an attempt to avert a state government shutdown on July 1.
Governor Mark Dayton and Republican leaders are scheduled to spend Friday and Saturday behind closed doors trying to come up with a way to close the state’s $5 billion budget deficit.
Ingebrigtsen can be reached at (651) 297-8063, by mail at 303 Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155, or via e-mail at email@example.com.