“This session has been a shambles.” So says Governor Mark Dayton with just over 24 hours left in the legislative session. The governor says GOP leadership rejected his compromise plan on tax and budget bills. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, however, says “unfortunately, there was no real compromise in that tax proposal so we didn’t see it as realistic.” The governor says he’s not optimistic an agreement on the tax and budget bills can be reached. And he’s not optimistic he’s going to get the emergency education funding he’s asking for. House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Republicans are offering “a serious proposal that’s nearly double” the $138 million Governor Dayton requested.” The GOP plan would make $225 million available, through a school trust lands payback and through a suspension of 2% of the basic aid formula for staff development for one year. Dayton late Saturday was critical of GOP leadership and said: “the failure to even manage the final weeks and days has been the worst I’ve ever seen.” The session is set to end at midnight Sunday.