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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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