Special Session Deal Falls Through Yet AgainIs the wait to decide on a special session over? Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are meeting for another round of negotiations. They're nearing the self-imposed deadline for an early February emergency session.
At State Capitol, Lawmakers' Per Diem Expenses Add UpMembers of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year -- over and above their legislative salaries.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Dayton, GOP Make Progress On REAL ID; Deadline Pushed Back 2 YearsNo decision has been reached on a possible special session for Minnesota state lawmakers. Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting with Republican leaders Friday morning. House Speaker Kurt Daudt spoke afterward and says he felt it was a very productive meeting.
With Dayton And Daudt Frustrated, Hopes Of A Special Session Fade Hopes for a quick special session faded Wednesday when Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused one another of acting in bad faith to solve the state's driver's license dilemma and assist sidelined steelworkers.
Gov. Dayton Calls For Real ID Cards In MinnesotaGov. Mark Dayton renewed his call Wednesday for the state to adopt new, high-security driver's licenses. The Department of Homeland Security denied Minnesota's request to delay Real ID in the state on Tuesday.
Dayton, Top Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Iron Range, Possible SessionGov. Mark Dayton and top Minnesota lawmakers are meeting to discuss a possible special session to help laid-off steelworkers. The governor, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Majority Leader Tom Bakk met for an hour.
As $1.9B Surplus Announced, Budget Battle BeginsMinnesota lawmakers from both parties agree that a nearly $1.9 billion budget surplus is good news. They just disagree on how to spend it.
Dayton Calls GOP PolyMet Talk Distraction To Avoid Special SessionGov. Mark Dayton isn't playing along with House Republicans' call to link a PolyMet project pledge to a special session for unemployed steelworkers.
GOP Renews Call To Stop Syrian Refugee Resettlement In MinnesotaMinnesota's top Republican lawmaker Thursday said Democratic Governor Mark Dayton should stop accepting Syrian refugees for resettlement in the state.
House Speaker Daudt Willing To Negotiate On Special SessionMinnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he's willing to negotiate a possible special session for emergency assistance for steelworkers but only if Gov. Mark Dayton makes pledges on major development projects.
Dayton: Session On Steelworker Aid 'Imperative' Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday underscored his call for "imperative" action on a steelworker emergency assistance plan, pointing to the idling of another mining operation as evidence of a growing crisis in northern Minnesota needing attention in a special session.