State Office Building Will Host Special Session
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt say they're both pushing for a quick special session to finish work on the next state budget.
The Democratic governor and Republican legislative leader met for an hour Tuesday to begin setting the agenda, which is topped by a new schools spending plan but will include several other pieces of unfinished business.
They did agree on one thing: With the Capitol closed, they'll use the adjoining State Office Building for the short session.
Dayton struck down bills covering public school funding, agriculture and natural resources programs and economic development programs. He considered the school spending too meager and took issue with some major policy changes in the other two.
Lawmakers have until July 1 to pass replacement bills or some state agencies would go dark.