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Dayton gives up on request for special legislative session


Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ended his push for a special legislative session to aid unemployed Iron Range workers, his latest snub by legislative leaders who have now resisted special-session calls since last summer.

“With great regret, I am announcing today that I will not be able to call a special session of the Legislature to provide for unemployment benefits for thousands of people on the Iron Range,” Dayton said at a news conference.

The governor blamed House Republicans for the impasse, saying they wanted tax reductions for companies in exchange for extending jobless benefits for laid-off steel workers.


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