Dayton Has Doubts On Transportation Funding

Gov. Mark Dayton is not confident that transportation funding legislation could pass if he calls a special legislative session to finish work not done by Sunday’s midnight deadline. “I think it’s unrealistic to think they’re going to agree on something before or during a very short one-day special session, if there were one,” Dayton told…
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A Look At Minnesota Legislative Results

Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills in the 2015-2016 legislative period, most of which went nowhere. Here is a look at some of the bills that passed or failed this year, including some awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton’s approval. Animal trusts: Minnesotans will be able to put money away in trusts so after they die there will be…
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Messy Ending? Check. Special Session? We’ll See

The Minnesota Legislature has built a reputation for chaotic endings, followed by a special session to pass what lawmakers left undone in their allotted time. Sunday’s midnight deadline continued legislators’ chaos tradition, but the question is whether Gov. Mark Dayton will call a special session to get $1 billion for transportation and other public works…
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Transportation, Bonding Fail At End Of Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation and public works funding, by a midnight Sunday deadline. The House hurriedly passed the combined measure in the final minutes, but the Senate put on an amendment and there was not enough…
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Tick Tock, Tick Tock: Chaotic Last Minutes Of 2016 Legislature

  Shouts, desperate attempts to make last-minute changes and general chaos ended late Sunday attempts to increase Minnesota transportation and public works funding. Minnesota lawmakers failed to hit their midnight target to pass the measure, meaning that short of a special legislative session roads will not be improved and construction projects statewide will not go…
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