Hope Of Special Session Revived Following Light Rail Drama

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is holding out hope that lawmakers can return for a special session.

A tax relief package and $1 billion in public construction projects were the big prizes in a potential overtime session. But those talks fizzled out after months of negotiations as lawmakers stumbled on how to fund a proposed light-rail line to southwestern Minneapolis suburbs.

Dayton and transportation officials are moving forward with an alternate funding plan for the Southwest Light Rail line. Dayton said Thursday he’s due to talk with Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt about trying again to call lawmakers back to St. Paul.

November’s election is the big factor that could help or hinder special session odds. All 201 legislators are on the ballot this year.

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One Comment

  1. Please, no special session, I was just starting to feel safe again in my own home. Wait until next year. I always thought that Governor Dayton was the best Governor in many years, Don’t ruin it for me in my now past Golden years. No special session! Please

  2. Dan Mack says:

    Vote early and vote often. No ID required here in the DFL Socialist Village. Vote for more free stuff. Help us stamp out capitalism.

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