Senate leaders Sandy Pappas, Leroy Stumpf, Tom Bakk and Dick Cohen huddle to work out the procedure bonding proposals should go through. Several senators have introduced measures for building projects. This year, Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL leaders have said they hope to pass a bonding bill, even though borrowing bills are usually reserved for even numbered years. Since bonding bills require a super majority vote to pass, Republicans would have to get on board for any such measure to pass.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
With the two major party nominees -- and no one else -- about to square off, it's time to revisit the thrilling misadventures that guaranteed voters would never learn about alternative candidates or ideas.
The Legislature's failed wish list of $1 billion in public construction took center stage Tuesday, as lawmakers assessed the hope of finding a compromise on the special-session borrowing package that would satisfy Gov. Mark Dayton.