No Minnesota Special Session Ahead - State and Federal Communications

August 19, 2016  •  

No Minnesota Special Session Ahead

Minnesota_Capitol_domeAfter negotiations on Thursday broke down, Gov. Mark Dayton announced no special session will take place.

Republican leaders would not agree to a special session to fund a light rail project, while Democrats would not agree to holding the session without approval for the project.

The result is a tax bill that would have provided $260 million in tax breaks for certain groups will not be passed this year.

Photo of the Minnesota State Capitol dome by Mulad on Wikimedia Commons.

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