Special Session

Hope for a special legislative session — before the new Legislature convenes on January 3 — blew up in a short public meeting Friday as Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt pointed fingers at each other for the failure to reach a deal on how to address the…

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders were not able to reach an agreement on the content of a special session. As reported earlier, funding for a light-rail line has derailed plans for a special session. After a short meeting on Thursday, Gov. Dayton announced no agreement could be reached among legislative…

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday laid out a lengthy wish list to state lawmakers that he said must be met before he’ll agree to sign into law a $259 million tax cut package passed last month or call the Legislature into special session. Enumerated…

A “Special Session Agreement” for the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill was unveiled today during a joint hearing between the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. This Special Session Agreement proposes an additional $125 million in new revenue for school districts across the state. Gov. Mark…

By Kirk Schneidawind, MSBA Executive Director As the path for the 2015 special legislative session begins to become more solidified, we believe it is important to reinforce our priorities on some of the key provisions related to the final E-12 education bill. MSBA and the other education organizations will be sharing…

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