House Speaker Paul Thissen
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to a one-day special session Sept. 9 to approve relief for areas hit hard by storms in June. The session will be limited to storm relief despite some bipartisan support to repeal a recently enacted sales tax on farm equipment repairs.
Minnesota lawmakers are heading to Duluth in their search for answers to the problems caused by synthetic drugs. Members of a special committee appointed by House Speaker Paul Thissen have been asked to come up with legislative recommendations.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders call the just-finished session a success and that they accomplished what they set out to do. Dayton and the lawmakers held a Tuesday news conference at the Capitol, just a few hours after the session wrapped at midnight.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s top Democrats announced an agreement Sunday to raise taxes on Minnesota’s wealthier residents and cigarette sales and to spend the extra money on public schools and colleges, as well as on other areas.
Minnesota lawmakers are taking up education legislation this week. So, they along with teachers, students and parents held a pep rally at St. Paul Central High School to support new investments in education.
For Minnesota lawmakers, spring break is over and the required end of the 2013 legislative session is not far around the corner.