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Walz’s budget: OMG or DOA?

The governor had a ready response to any criticism on his decision to go all-in on his funding priorities. He told voters during his campaign he wanted to raise the gas tax and increase spending on key programs — and he won the election. 

Legislators blow another deadline

There were other complications with the special session, including a disagreement over a bill aimed at blocking local governments from setting their own wage and labor standards.