Special session plans dropped after Dayton, Daudt spar over terms
A public summit Friday between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, meant as a last-ditch effort to broker an agreement on a special legislative session, lasted all of 15 minutes before a frustrated Dayton gathered his papers and headed out the door.
“We can’t have a special session next Tuesday, even though the other three caucus leaders are agreeable to what we talked about two weeks ago,” he told an equally exasperated Daudt.
After some back and forth over plans to fix the problems in the state’s health insurance market, the speaker, left in a room full of reporters and television cameras, signaled he was done, too.