Blame in the air at Minnesota Capitol after disappointing close of session
Gov. Mark Dayton scolded state legislators Monday for letting their session end without a compromise on more than a billion dollars in proposed spending on transportation and public works bonding projects, but he was noncommittal about whether he’d summon them back this year to try again.
“It’s disappointing to say the least that the session ended without a transportation bill and without a bonding bill,” said Dayton, about 14 hours after the Legislature’s 11-week session broke down in acrimony between the DFL-led Senate and the Republican-led House. “Those are serious unmet needs of Minnesota.”