No special session — unfortunately

No special session — unfortunately

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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 leaders. As a result, he would not be calling legislators back to St. Paul to pass bonding and tax bills.

MSBA will now look ahead to the 2017 session and advocate for a tax bill to be passed early in session that would include the Agriculture Land Credit, which would cut property taxes for farmers generated from school capital referendums by 40 percent.

Visit https://youtu.be/BvzQU0hQ2tg to view Thursday’s press conference held by Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders.

Visit https://www.mnmsba.org/NewsClippingService/Archives to see related stories in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, MPR and MinnPost in the Friday, August 19, edition of the MSBA News Clipping Service.

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