Dayton Says Terms Must Be Met Before Calling Special SessionGov. Mark Dayton will have about two weeks to decide if he's going to call a special session.
Gov. Dayton Surprised By $32 Million Tobacco Tax BreakMinnesota's largest anti-smoking advocacy groups denounced a tobacco tax break Tuesday, which passed on the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Those groups are now pressuring Gov. Mark Dayton to veto the entire tax bill.
Both Parties Pointing Fingers As Legislature Ends In ChaosThe Minnesota Legislature ended Sunday night without passing the biggest bills of the year. And as the smoke clears Monday, the finger pointing has begun.
House Speaker Daudt Pushing For Special Session This WeekRepublican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is pressing for a special session this week to wrap up unfinished work.
Abrupt End To Messy 2016 Legislative SessionThe 2016 legislative session ended in a chaotic mess. A pile of work remains unfinished and last-minute attempts to pay for transportation projects and use the budget surplus went nowhere.
Daudt Confident Transportation Deal Will HappenRepublican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says legislative leaders are still searching for a compromise on how to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in annual transportation fixes.
With Time Running Out, Lawmakers Piece Together Spending PackageMinnesota lawmakers began a marathon Saturday to piece together spending plans for a $900 million budget surplus, racing toward a midnight Sunday deadline as legislative leaders tried to finalize a compromise that could satisfy Gov. Mark Dayton.
No Movement Made With 3 Days Left In Legislative SessionWith just three days before the end of the 2016 legislative session there has still been no action on the major bills of the year.
Dayton Hopeful Deals Can Be Reached As Session Nears EndGov. Mark Dayton says he's hopeful top state lawmakers can come together on key issues in the waning days of the legislative session even though a transportation funding package remains uncertain.
GOP Transportation Funding Offer Includes Tab Hikes, No Mass TransitRepublicans in the Minnesota House offered Tuesday to hike license tab fees on new cars, the first time in the contentious debate over the transportation budget that they've agreed to raise new money to help fund $600 million in needed annual road and bridge repairs.
Dayton Releases 2 Transportation Funding Plans As Deadline NearsOne week before the Minnesota Legislature goes home for the year, Governor Mark Dayton tried to break a budget stalemate with two transportation funding plans.
Transportation Plan Still Pending At MN CapitolWith only a week before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, state leaders in St. Paul still haven't reached a deal on a transportation funding plan.