MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Top Democrats at the Minnesota Capitol are warning the Legislature could be heading toward a chaotic end.
The 2017 session is entering its final weeks and lawmakers are deep in negotiations over how to fund state government.READ MORE: $20K Reward Offered For Info On 2019 Homicide In Maple Grove Park
But one of the biggest items of all is missing in action – the $1 billion construction bill.
It’s a piece of legislation with something in every district.READ MORE: Man Killed In North Minneapolis Hit-And-Run Identified As 52-Year-Old Sean Gist
So far this year, Republicans have not revealed what they intend to put in the measure, and that’s unusual so late in the year.
Democrats say Republicans have refused to meet with them to talk about all of the projects, trying to pressure them into a last minute vote.
Meanwhile, none of the big budget bills have passed either.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Even After Air Quality Alert Expires, Haze Expected To Linger Into The Weekend
Pressure is mounting to pass bills on education, taxes, transportation, and public safety.