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  • Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.

  • House Speaker Daudt calls for special session this week 
    Updated: May-23-16 4:42 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is pressing for a special session this week to wrap up unfinished work.

  • The Latest: Legislature's mad dash toward deadline is on 
    Updated: May-22-16 10:13 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Latest on the last work day for the Minnesota Legislature (all times local):

  • GOP offers license tab hike in latest transportation trading 
    Updated: May-17-16 9:02 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republicans in the Minnesota House offered Tuesday to hike license tab fees on new cars, the first time in the contentious debate over the transportation budget that they've agreed to raise new money to help fund $600 million in needed annual road and bridge repairs.

  • Dayton: No transportation funding plan without compromise story has photos
    Updated: May-16-16 7:57 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With just a week left before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's trying to present a "middle ground" on a transportation funding plan but that it's up to Republicans to meet him halfway if they want a bill this year.

  • Leaders enter session homestretch at odds on transportation 
    Updated: May-13-16 5:35 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With nine weeks down and one to go, little has changed since lawmakers returned to St. Paul in early March set on assembling a major transportation funding package. And there's no quick solution in sight.

  • Democrats' paid leave proposal passes on Senate vote 
    Updated: May-11-16 5:48 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Senate passed a bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents and sick workers, a top priority for Democrats this year that faces slim odds of becoming law due to Republican resistance.