Dayton Eyes Special Session For Tax Cuts, Construction
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on legislative leaders to come back to the negotiating table to salvage a tax relief package and construction projects.
Dayton added to the Legislature's pile of unfinished work by letting a $260 million tax relief bill die at Monday's midnight deadline without his signature. He also wants lawmakers to finalize a failed package of public construction projects in a potential special session.
The governor said Tuesday he hopes to call a special session by the end of the month. He and legislative leaders were set to meet Tuesday afternoon.
House Republicans blasted Dayton for his pocket veto of the tax bill. Though Dayton says a special session is necessary to fix wording errors in the bill, GOP lawmakers say he should have signed it.