While there’s still time for GOP leaders and the governor to reach a budget agreement before the end of the session, things are starting to feel very 2011.
The 2017 Legislature will feature new challenges for lawmakers, including a looming governor’s race and ongoing tensions between the state’s executive and legislative branches.
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A back-and-forth between lawmakers and the governor last week didn’t bring them any closer to resolving the tax bill — or the other major outstanding issues facing the Legislature.
Lost amid the meltdown was the fact the Legislature passed a supplemental budget bill and tax cut proposal with overwhelming support.
This is one of the strangest end-of-session negotiations in recent memory.
Both of the governor’s proposals raise $600 million a year for transportation over the next decade. But one includes a gas-tax increase, a non-starter for Republicans.
Legislators also passed a measure that will distribute $258 million in refunds to businesses that contribute to Minnesota’s $1.6 billion unemployment insurance trust fund.
Though Minnesota lawmakers have made progress on the issue this week, the nature of the dispute isn’t the only sign that the rest of the session could be a slog.
Among the ideas proposed by the DFL House minority leader: studying the exemption of legislators from the state’s open records law.
“The reality is some of the stuff that was agreed to in those final hours really flies in the face of our values as DFLers,” Martin said in an interview with MinnPost.
To some, Daudt’s success as Speaker was a direct result of his measured approach. To others, Daudt looks good mostly in comparison to his dysfunctional DFL counterparts.
The one-day session stretched from Friday morning into early Saturday and averts a partial government shutdown. It also exposed some serious rifts among Democrats.
The one-day session has begun, despite indications that the passage of the agriculture and environment bill remains in question.
No, the special session won’t address universal pre-K or protections for the state auditor’s role. But Dayton was never in a very good negotiating position.
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Not every detail is settled on what lawmakers will address in a special session, but leaders say they’re close. Here’s where the outstanding issues currently stand.