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Dayton vetoes two more bills, adds to special session agenda

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Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed two more budget bills that were passed in the final hours of the legislative session on Monday night.

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$500 million in possible cuts outlined for Southwest light rail line

Transportation officials are pondering several changes to the proposed Southwest Light Rail project in the Twin Cities metro area that could trim up to $500 million from its price tag. 263 more words


Federal Funding Received by Amtrak

Federal Funding Received by Amtrak
Source: Mercatus Center (George Mason University)

Amtrak has received almost $44 billion—almost $70 billion in inflation-adjusted 2015 dollars—from federal taxpayers since its creation.

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Dayton prepares to veto education bill; defiant Daudt says 'it's not on Republicans'

As the dust settles on a frantic end to budget negotiations, Minnesota lawmakers are now turning their attention to the education impasse that is forcing the legislature into special session. 716 more words


Dayton is vetoing 'astonishing' education bill, will call special session

Gov. Mark Dayton is vetoing an education bill featuring $400 million of extra E-12 spending that was passed Monday by Minnesota’s Senate and House lawmakers. 558 more words


Education finance bill gets final House, Senate approval – will Dayton veto?

The education finance bill is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton, who has said he’ll veto it because it doesn’t give enough money to universal pre-kindergarten programs. 480 more words


Bill that allows religious exemptions to autopsies heads to Gov. Dayton

A bill that would allow families to object to autopsies on their loved ones based on their religious or spiritual beliefs is going to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. 318 more words