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No Budget Deal Makes Minnesota Special Session Certain

A special session for Minnesota lawmakers is a certainty after the Legislature adjourned without a budget deal between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the House and Senate.

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Legislature Sends Governor Dayton A Budget, A Veto Likely

The Minnesota Legislature has sent a full set of budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate finished passing its last three budget bills Thursday afternoon when it approved funding packages for environmental programs and parks; highways, roads and transit programs; and higher education.

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Dayton Vetoes GOP-Drafted Redistricting Maps

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed Republican-drafted maps for new Minnesota congressional and legislative districts, making it likely the state's once-a-decade redistricting process will end up in the courts.

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Dayton Signs Law Expanding Day Care CPR Training

A new Minnesota law requires more CPR training for teachers and staff in child care centers. The law is named after a 4-year-old named Hannah Kozitza, who died last year after choking on a grape at a North Mankato day care.

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Minnesota Senate Sends Redistricting Bills To Dayton

The state Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton bills that alter the boundaries of Minnesota's eight congressional districts and 67 legislative districts, but they are likely to draw a veto from the Democratic chief executive.

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Gap on budget between Dayton, lawmakers persists

They had breakfast together, but the Governor and top Republican lawmakers are still split over taxes and spending as the clock ticks closer to adjournment.

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NFL Commissioner Meeting With Governor Dayton Today

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is meeting with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today to discuss the NFL contributing to the cost of a Viking Stadium. The Vikings have come to an agreement with Ramsey County as a local partner to help build a $1.1 Billion dollar stadium in Arden Hills.

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Dayton, Lawmakers To Meet With NFL Commissioner

Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers sponsoring a Vikings stadium bill have plans to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about the project.

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Dayton Floats Smaller Tax Hike; GOP Not Interested

Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to meet the Republican Legislature halfway with a smaller income tax increase as end-of-session budget talks begin. The Democratic governor outlined a new proposal Monday, raising the level for a new top-tier income tax bracket and dropping a property tax on homes worth more than $1 million.

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Minnesota Poll – Dayton Has Support Of Majority

About five months into his job, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has the support of a majority of Minnesotans. A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll published Sunday says 54 percent of those surveyed approve of how Dayton is doing his job while 20 percent disapprove.

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