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Pioneer Press: Legislature gets budget deal — but will need an overtime special session

Source: Pioneer Press Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Legislature to move forward with budget bills — without governor’s agreement

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell The Legislature will move ahead with passing renewed budget bills, Republican leaders announced Friday, hoping to wade through the arduous task of assembling conference committees, approving reports, negotiating with the administration and passing finalized … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton to veto budget bills — including E-12 education bill — and resume negotiations next week

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday he will veto the five budget bills he’s so far received from the Legislature but expects face-to-face negotiations with legislative leaders to resume Monday. His remarks came during a … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House, Senate agree to budget targets — now seek common ground with Gov. Dayton

Source: Session Daily The House and Senate Republican leaders on Friday unveiled their realigned budget targets as the clock ticks toward a May 22 constitutional deadline for completing legislative work. Calling the numbers the halfway point between what leaders from … Continue reading

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MSBA reacts to Gov. Dayton’s education budget proposals

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of … Continue reading

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Report: Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders could spend part of state budget surplus during special session this month

On Friday morning, state officials predicted Minnesota would have a $1.4 billion budget surplus. With the news of the surplus, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders met behind closed doors to discuss the possibility of spending part of the surplus … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton signs supplemental budget bill

Source: Office of Gov. Mark Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton today signed the supplemental budget bill (Chapter 189, HF2749) which will begin to establish voluntary prekindergarten for all Minnesota children, continue the expansion of broadband internet access in Greater Minnesota, and … Continue reading

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