ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative leaders say they’re closing in on a deal to offer financial help to residents facing big health insurance premium hikes.

Health insurance rates on the individual market are primed to jump by as much as 67 percent next year. Those increases set off weeks of negotiations for a special session to help those making too much to get federal subsidies.

Gov. Mark Dayton and top legislators said Friday they’re nearing an agreement to offer rebates. The deal in the works would also resurrect a tax relief bill and public works package that failed in the 2016 session. They’re eyeing a special session around Dec. 20.

But it’s not a done deal yet. Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt disagree on how to fund the premium rebates.

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Comments (4)
  1. No special session! Live with it!

  2. Jeff Mannino says:

    one “special session” right after another too bad the idiots who voted for Governor mumbles have short memory spans and don’t see the full picture that the Governor is a partisan moron.

    1. What’s your marvelous, logical, plan Jeff? Hope it involves therapy sessions for idiots like you.

      1. Not to worry Allen. Everyone in the Socialist Welfare Village who is not on welfare or on thug government union payrolls will leave the State. This will be a major aid in our efforts get rid of private enterprise taxpayers here in the Welfare Village.