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With days to spare, lawmakers end 2014 session

  • Associated Press
  • May 16, 2014 - 10:00 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Legislature has wrapped up its annual session, passing remaining bills ahead of the weekend.

The session concluded Friday with a few days to spare before a required adjournment deadline.

Lawmakers had a busy final day: they approved bills for more tax cuts, additional state spending, a roster of construction projects and legalized medical marijuana.

All go to Gov. Mark Dayton, who has two weeks to act on the bills.

As for lawmakers, they will fan out as many of them begin their campaigns for new terms. Control of the House and governor's office are on the November ballot. Senators won't run again until 2016.

Democrats now control all levers of power and say they've delivered on promises. But Republicans are arguing that voters have soured on one-party rule.

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