ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If Gov. Mark Dayton follows through on an education bill veto threat, he’ll have to order lawmakers back to St. Paul for a second try.
But when and where a special session would be held are serious questions. The Capitol will be off-limits later this week for months-long repairs. Dayton and top lawmakers would probably negotiate a new education deal before the full Legislature is summoned into session.
Dayton has floated the idea of having the Legislature meet outdoors. A downtown hotel offered to host the gathering. The state constitution requires the session to occur in St. Paul.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk expects a couple-week breather because exhausted lawmakers need to recharge and blow off steam.
Action would have to occur before July 1 to prevent a partial shutdown.
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