Dayton Hits The Road in Push for Special Session Priorities
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his campaign to bring lawmakers back for a special session on the road.
The Democratic governor was set to visit Worthington and Moorhead Thursday, following stops in Rochester and Mankato on Wednesday. It's part of a public push to get House Republicans on board with extra funding for construction projects in a potential special session.
Lawmakers didn't finish that bill before adjourning late last month. Dayton added to the pile of unfinished work by letting a $260 million tax relief bill fail without his signature.
The governor and legislative leaders started talking this week about resurrecting those bills in a special session.
Dayton wants funding for projects on the University of Minnesota campus and other priorities. GOP lawmakers say the bonding bill shouldn't get larger.