Gov. Dayton Sets Deadline for Special Session Decision

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is giving lawmakers a deadline to decide on a special session. 

Dayton told the Associated Press that he wants a final decision from legislative leaders by next Friday. 

The governor would hold a special session to address extending unemployment benefits for laid-off steelworkers, however, not all legislators have signed off on the idea. 

Economic disparities for black residents and upgrades for driver’s licenses are also on the docket. 

Top House and Senate lawmakers plan to start wading through the issues on the agenda starting next week. 

Dayton says a special session would need to happen by the third week of January. 

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