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Lack of special session means 2017 Legislature must address unresolved issues

Hope for a special legislative session — before the new Legislature convenes on January 3 — blew up in a short public meeting Friday as Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt pointed fingers at each other for the … Continue reading

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No special session — unfortunately

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders were not able to reach an agreement on the content of a special session. As reported earlier, funding for a light-rail line has derailed plans for a special session. After a short meeting on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Report: Gov. Dayton, leaders say deal is near for August special session

Source: Session Daily Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders said Friday they expect to hold a special session in mid- to late-August to pass at least a corrected tax bill and public works borrowing bill. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton pocket-vetoes tax bill — what’s next?

As of yesterday at midnight, Gov. Mark Dayton’s pocket veto on the tax bill took effect. By not taking action, the governor is letting the measure expire — abruptly vetoing the entire tax bill. The most important provision in the bill … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton lays out his demands for potential special session

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday laid out a lengthy wish list to state lawmakers that he said must be met before he’ll agree to sign into law a $259 million tax cut package passed … Continue reading

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“Special Session Agreement” nets an extra $125 million for education

A “Special Session Agreement” for the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill was unveiled today during a joint hearing between the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. This Special Session Agreement proposes an additional $125 million in … Continue reading

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Governor, House Speaker continue negotiations on E-12 education bill

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Gov. Mark Dayton are continuing to meet to negotiate a final agreement on E-12 education bill as well as two other bills that were vetoed. The governor has said that he will not call the … Continue reading

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Special Session Update: Please continue your advocacy efforts

By Kirk Schneidawind, MSBA Executive Director As the path for the 2015 special legislative session begins to become more solidified, we believe it is important to reinforce our priorities on some of the key provisions related to the final E-12 … Continue reading

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