Dayton needs to negotiate the differences between Democrats who disagree on big issues in the bills he vetoed. They expose an urban-rural divide in his party.
"Cordial" discussions brought no agreements Tuesday on three vetoed budget bills, the governor and Republican speaker said. A deal is needed by June 30 to avoid a partial government shutdown.
A key Senate leader expects the fight between Dayton and House Republicans over pre-K funding will force a special legislative session. Lawmakers face a midnight deadline.
There's only a week left in the 2015 session. MPR News Capitol reporter Tim Pugmire updates us on the week ahead.
As negotiations on a two-year budget continue, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Republicans and Senate Democrats are divided on big spending areas, especially health and human services.
The Minnesota Department of Health's annual report on drinking water quality warns that nitrate contamination could affect public health. Gov. Mark Dayton called for action.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have two weeks left in the 2015 session to reach a deal on a new state budget.
With municipal licensing, taprooms and brewpubs will be able to sell 64-ounce growlers of beer and take-home bottles on Sundays.
Even a project supporter calls the new $2 billion cost estimate a huge setback. The Met Council's chairman says all options, including killing the proposed line, are on the table.
In their $2 billion package of tax cuts, Republicans who control the Minnesota House would more than double the amount of money Minnesotans would have to amass before their estates are subject to taxes.
The proposal includes a one-time income tax exemption, funds to start phasing out the statewide business property tax and other breaks. It cuts aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth.
Despite a $1.9 billion state budget surplus, Republicans aim to trim department budgets, freeze the number of state workers and limit commissioner salaries.
Ignoring Dayton's proposal for universal pre-K, the GOP bill would boost spending on scholarships that allow parents to send their children to whichever preschool they choose.
There's a lot of work left to do, and deep disagreements remain on big issues including taxes, transportation funding and how best to use the $1.9 billion projected surplus.
Daudt said he can guarantee that a proposal to lift the state's long ban on Sunday sales will come up as an amendment on the House floor in the coming weeks, as it has in the past.
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