Dayton: No special session
ST. PAUL -- A special legislative session will not happen this month, leaving Minnesota Iron Rangers wondering about unemployment benefits, travelers wondering about state identification cards and blacks wondering if the state will help them catch up to whites financially.
"It is with great regret I am announcing today that I will not be able to call for a special session of the Minnesota Legislature," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton told reporters Tuesday, blaming House Republicans for the collapse because they demanded business tax cuts.
But House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said he was puzzled with Dayton's announcement because the governor's own administration proposed some of the changes Dayton now is criticizing.