ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Latest on the Minnesota Legislature's rush to finish up its work (all times local):
The Minnesota Legislature will try to override Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of funding to reimburse local offices hurt by the state's troubled new driver's registration system.
Dayton vetoed the bill Saturday that would provide $9 million to deputy registrars, saying it should be paired with funding to fix the system. MNLARS is the state's computer system for driver and vehicle registration that has been beset by problems since its summer launch.
Rep. Dave Baker said Saturday the House will try to override Dayton's veto. A top Senate author says similar plans are underway in that chamber.
Veto overrides are rare in Minnesota government because they require a two-thirds majority vote to overrule the governor. Just one has been attempted during Dayton's tenure on a 2012 fireworks legalization bill.
The Minnesota Legislature is headed for a messy and potentially inconclusive ending.
Lawmakers have until midnight Sunday to pass bills. But Republican leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton have struggled to compromise on a tax bill and some additional government spending, including emergency funding for public schools that Dayton deems necessary.
GOP legislative leaders conceded Saturday night an agreement may be out reach. They planned to pass a handful of bills overnight with new measures meant to satisfy Dayton and hope the governor would accept.
Dayton declared he wouldn't sign the budget bill in its current form and left a reworked tax bill's fate up in the air.
Minnesota lawmakers are in the homestretch, facing a lengthy to-do list and less than two days to finish their work.
Republican leaders who control the House and Senate say they may move fast to pass a $28 million bill for school security upgrades as negations continue with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on a host of priorities. They include efforts to curb opioid abuse, changes to senior care facilities amid reports of rampant abuse, government spending and conformity to federal tax changes.
Dayton has pushed lawmakers to send separate bills on those issues after Republicans included them as part of a broader budget bill earlier.
But time is winding down to reach an agreement. Lawmakers have until Sunday at midnight to pass any bills.