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Special Session Talks Hit Stalemate in Minnesota Legislature

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders say special session negotiations have taken a step backward. The talk of an overtime session started just as the Legislature adjourned late last month.

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More Talks, But No Progress, For Special Session

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.

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State House Passes $260 Million Tax Cut Package

The state House has overwhelmingly passed a $260 million package of tax cuts and credits.

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The Latest: With 2 Days to Go, Lawmakers Have Plenty to Do

Senate Democrats have proposed a scaled-back borrowing package for public works projects in Minnesota.

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Legislature Signs Off on Big Cuts to Drug Offender Sentences

Minnesota lawmakers have voted to reduce drug sentences for many drug offenders.

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Dayton Says He Won’t Sign Tax Cuts Without Critical Spending

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign a package of nearly $260 million in tax cuts unless lawmakers send him state government spending increases he deems critical.

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Tax Cut Deal in Sight as Time Winds Down at Legislature

The first piece of the Minnesota Legislature's surplus spending plan is finally falling into place. Legislative leaders agreed Friday to put $275 million toward a tax relief package.

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Transportation Funding, Tax Cuts at Stake in Stare Down

Legislative leaders are entering a stare down as time runs out at the Minnesota Capitol. Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders from the House and Senate are trying to hammer out deals on transportation funding, tax cuts and other spending.

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House Republicans Eye Half of Budget Surplus for Tax Cuts

House Republicans say they're still pushing to return much of Minnesota's $900 million budget surplus to taxpayers.

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Criminal Justice Bills Move Forward in Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers have advanced two high profile criminal justice bills, but they both still have to clear at least one more hurdle.

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