Dayton and House speaker spar over special session
Chances of a special legislative session faded Wednesday after Gov. Mark Dayton accused House Speaker Kurt Daudt of negotiating in bad faith on efforts to aid jobless miners and bring Minnesota into compliance with the federal Real ID law.
“It’s very disappointing we’re going to start the year with this lack of any sensible cooperation,” Dayton said at a news conference.
Daudt, a Republican from Crown, called his own news conference to say it was “unlikely” he will agree to a special session by the governor’s Friday deadline, saying Dayton hasn’t been specific enough with his proposals.