Dayton Abandons Pre-K Plan, But Still No Budget Deal With GOPGov. Mark Dayton has abandoned his priority plan for a statewide pre-kindergarten program but remains at odds with GOP lawmakers over the amount of new funding for public schools. Republican leaders said Friday that progress had been made in private talks but the Democratic governor described the state of negotiations as a disappointment.
Budget Stalled, Republicans Eye Minn. ConstitutionProposals to amend Minnesota's constitution are proliferating as GOP lawmakers find a route around Gov. Mark Dayton.