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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota says on Monday that a federal health-care program the state has enrolled in will cost Minnesota. With her is state Sen. Gretchen Hoffman of Vergas. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

Dayton rejects Bachmann health-care request

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ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal health-care program, but the Democratic governor Monday rejected the request as presidential politics.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.