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 in a five-page letter to House and Senate leadership, Dayton’s demands include funding for metropolitan transit, additional higher education spending and specific additions to the $1 billion bonding bill agreed to — but not passed — in the session’s final minutes May 22.
The governor also wants lawmakers to fix a drafting error in a gambling provision included in the omnibus tax bill that would result in the loss of $102 million to the state’s Minnesota Vikings stadium fund, and to restore an $800,000 tax exemption for the Minnesota State High School League. Read more at Session Daily
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2017 - Opening Day of the 90th Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 3 2017 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
House Floor session.
House members who have formally announced they will not be seeking re-election in 2016:
Rep. Mark Anderson (R-Lake Shore)
Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights)
Rep. Dave Hancock (R-Bemidji)
Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing)
Rep. Tara Mack (R-Apple Valley)
Rep. Denny McNamara (R-Hastings)
Rep. Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing)
Rep. Kim Norton (DFL-Rochester)
Rep. Tim Sanders (R-Blaine)
Rep. Yvonne Selcer (DFL-Minnetonka)
Rep. Jason Isaacson (DFL-Little Canada)
Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights)
Rep. Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids)
Rep. Dan Schoen (DFL-St. Paul Park)
Rep. Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth)
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