Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Education veto, spending disputes mark Legislature's fifth-to-last day


The prospect of a timely finish to the legislative session dimmed Thursday as Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration and Republican leaders of the House and Senate put budget talks on hold for a day of public sparring over dueling tax and spending plans.

Adding to the growing partisan tenor of the session’s final days, Dayton on Thursday nixed a Republican policy priority by vetoing a bill that would have overhauled Minnesota’s troubled teacher licensing system — infuriating lawmakers who worked on it for months.


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