Disagreement among top Minnesota lawmakers over state funding for the proposed Southwest light rail line continues to stand in the way of a potential special session, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders said Aug. 12.
The third week of August had been the aim for a special session to pass a corrected tax relief bill and an almost-$1 billion public works borrowing bill. But, following a nearly two-hour meeting between Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), all said the planned Minneapolis-to-Eden Prairie transit route continued to be the sticking point to striking a deal.
“I think we’re pretty close to agreeing on everything but the Southwest light rail piece,” Daudt told reporters.
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2017 - Opening Day of the 90th Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 3 2017 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
House Floor session.
The House booth is located in the Education Building, near the fair's main entrance off Snelling Avenue and Cosgrove Street.
The exhibit is run by legislative staff volunteers, and state representatives will be appearing at the booth throughout the day. Check back for a detailed schedule of when House members are scheduled to appear during the fair's 12-day run.
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