ST. PAUL -

Governor Mark Dayton says time has run out for a special legislative session.

Dayton wrote to House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Friday to say there is too little time before November election for Democrats and Republicans to resolve their differences.

Both sides had hoped for a broad agreement that would permit a special session to pass a tax relief package and open the way for $1 billion in public construction projects. But a proposed light-ail like to the southwest Minneapolis suburbs, backed by Democrats and opposed by Republicans, has been the obstacle.