ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders say special session negotiations have taken a step backward.
The talk of an overtime session started just as the Legislature adjourned late last month. Lawmakers didn’t finish a public works package, and Dayton added to the pile of unfinished work by vetoing a $260 million tax relief bill.READ MORE: Friends Remember Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman, Killed In Orono Crash
But little has changed in the last month. The state’s top politicians emerged from the latest private discussions Tuesday and expressed grim hopes of finding a compromise.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warnings Expire, But Severe Storms Still A Threat
Dayton says Republicans have started pushing for measures he deems controversial like a private school tax credit. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accuses the governor of being unwilling to make any trade-offs for his own demands.
It’s unclear when the two sides may meet again.MORE NEWS: Deputy Opens Fire During Struggle With Suspect Near Litchfield, Sheriff Says
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