Hopes of quickly calling Minnesota lawmakers back for a special session are fading. The Legislature adjourned late last month without passing a $1 billion package of public construction projects, immediately prompting talk of an overtime session.
Gov. Mark Dayton is aiming to set up a program with the federal government to fund water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota. Dayton submitted a $795 million partnership proposal to the federal government on Tuesday.
State senators are pressing Gov. Mark Dayton to halt a contracting process that would squeeze out a major health insurance company. UCare sued the state last month after being cut out during a bid process for public programs.
Given legislative resistance, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's doubtful that a special session will occur to provide assistance to businesses along Lake Mille Lacs. Dayton acknowledged Tuesday that his hopes of a relief package aren't panning out
Gov. Mark Dayton has elevated Appeals Judge Natalie Hudson to Minnesota's Supreme Court in a pick that maintains diversity in the top ranks of the judiciary. The Democratic governor announced his selection Tuesday to fill the seat coming open because of Justice Alan Page's retirement.
After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business." Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners.
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