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Minnesota DFL Cans Fundraiser Due To Looming Special Session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party fundraiser featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and top legislative Democrats is off.

The party said Wednesday it was postponing the downtown St. 121 more words


Final Push To Avert Special Session Stalled, Top GOPer Says

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top House Republican says lawmakers offered another $100 million for public schools in an effort to head off Gov. Mark Dayton’s looming veto on an education budget. 364 more words


House GOP Shuts Down DFL Education Spending Proposal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans have shut down a DFL bid to spend far more on schools over the next two years. 126 more words


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