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Who did well and who didn't in the legislative session that ended early Friday.
Minnesota’s labor movement had a crisis moment last week, as various compromises and deals between DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature surfaced in…
The governor leveled criticism at some features of the plan, particularly the tax bill, after the Legislature wrapped up its special session at 3 a.m. Friday.
With votes on the bonding bill, lawmakers ended their work early Friday on the state's $46 billion two-year budget. The finish came on the fourth day they met in a special session. The bills were headed to Gov. Mark Dayton.
Republicans and DFLers spar over who's responsible for the lack of progress.
In a special session, Gov. Dayton and lawmakers work to finalize the state's $46 billion budget.
"We've got a framework. We still have details to work out," Dayton said, calling a special session for 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, to end at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
The Hennepin County sheriff made the announcement on Facebook.
With the Senate not up for election in 2018 and the House GOP majority looking relatively secure, a Republican governor in 2018 could finally get the GOP the big tax cuts they have been thirsting after for years.
Ben Golnik's instincts, drive to win pushed the party to new heights.