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Dayton Doubts GOP Commitment To Solving Road-Fund Quandary

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Frustrated by a transportation plan stuck in neutral at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton ramped up pressure Thursday on majority House Republicans to produce a viable alternative to his multi-billion dollar proposal for roadwork and mass-transit projects. 459 more words


House GOP Walks Thin Line In Doling Out Budget Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A projected $1.87 billion budget surplus puts majority House Republicans in a game of tug-of-war — not just with Democrats who control the rest of state government, but within their own party’s competing and sometimes conflicting priorities over how much should be spent versus returned to taxpayers. 563 more words


Big Gap In Road-Fixing Plans Means Bigger Fight At Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A wide gulf between how Republicans, Democrats and business groups want to tackle the state’s multibillion-dollar backlog of road and bridge repairs all but guarantees that what’s been billed as the biggest fight of the 2015 legislative session will live up to the hype. 513 more words


GOP Majority Leader Calls For Unity In Minn. House

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Members of the newly-elected Minnesota House took the oath of office in a major construction zone Tuesday.

The Capitol is shrouded in scaffolding. 219 more words


New Hands At Wheel As Minnesota Legislature Returns For Duty

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — The Minnesota Legislature has returned to action for a 2015 session expected to last five months.

The House and Senate gaveled in around noon for a first day filled with formalities. 441 more words


Democrats Cry Foul On Committee Rosters

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Democrats are upset that the Republican majority removed a veteran DFL lawmaker from a committee that handles environmental issues. 119 more words


Dayton, Daudt Pledge Cooperation For New Legislative Term

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)  Minnesota’s top two political leaders met face to face Thursday for the first time since the election.

They’re pledging cooperation, not division. 385 more words