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Continued: Politics Hotdish: DFL House and DFL Senate's 'great relationship' doesn't look so great right now

Now, Dayton said he believes what had been a top priority will likely fall into end-of-session wrangling.

Bakk, who spent six years in the House before moving on to the Senate, said he is just fine with the tension.

“It’s a bicameral system,” he said. “I think it would be fair to say in my 20 years here, it’s been very unusual for the House and Senate to be on the same page on a very consistent basis.”

House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, had a similar take. “We’re getting along the way the House and Senate always get along,” he said.

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