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DFL leader unhappy with limited public access at State Capitol for 2016 session

Holding the 2016 legislative session in the State Capitol building while it’s still undergoing renovations will restrict the amount of public access to crucial meetings – and a leading lawmaker is not happy about it. 354 more words


Gov. Dayton Signs Bills, Avoiding Government Shutdown

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law the budget bills passed overnight by a special session of the Legislature, avoiding a partial state government shutdown. 103 more words


Lawmakers Hold Dramatic Special Session

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers are holding a dramatic special legislative session Friday — three weeks after their regular session ended.

Lawmakers are back in St. 239 more words


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