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Dayton Urges Special Session To Resolve Spending Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Governor Mark Dayton says it was his idea to veto all of the funding for the Minnesota Legislature.

Gov. Dayton told reporters he’s hoping to force the Legislature back into Special Session to remove parts of a spending bills he considers “destructive.” 311 more words


Minnesota Governor to Veto Paid Sick Leave Preemption Bill

Minnesota DFL Governor Mark Dayton said he would veto the Uniform Labor Standards Act, the bill passed by the Minnesota legislature which would preempt municipalities from enacting a sick leave law, among other employment regulations.   223 more words

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What Does $650 Million In Tax Cuts Mean For you?

ST. PAUL, Minn, (WCCO) — Republicans were able to get $650 million in tax cuts pushed through in the state budget.

But you may be wondering what do those cuts mean for me? 357 more words


Vegetative Buffers One Of Many Issues Stalling Budget Talks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — One of the issues threatening to derail any budget deal is a fight over vegetative buffers.

Unless you’re a farmer, you probably have no idea what those are. 350 more words


Republicans, Dayton At Odds On Budget With 2 Weeks To Go

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Legislature’s march to adjournment abruptly halted on Tuesday amid accusations of bad faith budget negotiations.

Republican and Democratic leaders can’t agree on the state’s $45 billion dollar budget, raising serious questions about whether they can finish their work before they are legally required to end the session in less than two weeks. 335 more words


Dayton Says Republicans Trying To Eliminate Pre-K Funding

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Funding Pre-K education is one of Governor Mark Dayton’s top priorities. But he says House Republicans are trying to eliminate it. 84 more words


Gov. Dayton Picks Gophers To Win National Title

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team faces Middle Tennessee State Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Millions are filling out their brackets, including Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. 233 more words