Bakk Says It's Unlikely For Transportation Bill To PassLawmakers have until midnight to figure out what to do with the state budget surplus, road and bridge funding and a massive public works bill.
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.
Tax Cuts, Transportation Funding At Stake In Capitol ShowdownLegislative leaders are entering a stare down as time runs out at the Minnesota Capitol. Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders from the House and Senate are trying to hammer out deals on transportation funding.
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.
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.
Legislature Stalls On Transportation Plan As Deadline NearsJust one week remains in the Minnesota Legislature's session, but lawmakers aren't any closer to finalizing a transportation plan than they were two months ago.
Not Much Hope As Lawmakers Begin Private Bargaining With just two weeks remaining to sort out broad deals on tax relief, transportation funding and other spending plans, Minnesota's Legislature is locked in a stare down.
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.
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.
New & Old Hurdles On Lawmakers' 2016 AgendaA to-do list with items new and old will confront Minnesota's politicians in 2016, from spending down a hefty new budget surplus to facing voters in November.
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.