Special Session to Pass MN Budget Waits for Leaders to get Pact

Negotiations Over Deal to Enable Special Session in MN at a Standstill

Negotiations over a deal to enable a special legislative session are at a standstill.

Minnesota House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton remain at odds over a couple of bills and a new law altering the authority of the state auditor.

Dayton has insisted on delaying or rolling back the auditor change before calling lawmakers back into session.

Republicans say they won’t budge.

The special session is needed to pass the remaining parts of the state budget, including a $17 billion education package.

If lawmakers don’t act by July 1 there would be a partial shutdown.

Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Majority Leader Joyce Peppin headed Monday to communities with money at stake to make a public push for action.

No new negotiations with Dayton have been scheduled.

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