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Uncertainty greets Gov. Dayton, lawmakers in new year and session


Minnesota’s legislative session begins Tuesday in the newly reopened and freshly refurbished State Capitol, but familiar surroundings are the only certainty awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton and 201 lawmakers as they prepare for multibillion-dollar decisions about taxpayer money at a volatile time in U.S. politics.

Given the lack of clarity about the incoming Trump administration’s priorities and strategies, Minnesota’s political leaders can only speculate about the local implications of the total Republican rule at the federal level. Decisions in Washington on health insurance, transportation and infrastructure spending, immigration policy and other far-reaching issues will deeply influence debates in St. Paul, where a DFL governor and Republican-controlled House and Senate must agree on at least one thing: two years of state spending in excess of $40 billion.


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