Gov. Mark Dayton has set Feb. 12, 2018, as the date for special elections to fill an open House and soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat.
Both men resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
The filing period for each race will occur Jan. 8-11. A primary, if needed, is scheduled for Jan. 29.
The 2018 legislative session is scheduled to begin at noon on Feb. 20. Lawmakers must complete their work by May 21, 2018.
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s 2018-19 operating budget.
The budget process explained — and why it matters