Hopes are rapidly fading for a special session to pass a bonding bill for new state construction projects. Governor Mark Dayton says Republican leaders haven’t gotten back to him about another meeting, and it may have to wait until after the August primary election to see if that gives Republicans a little more flexibility. Dayton says, “There are important reasons to do it. That’s why it was very distressing to me that the politics of this election year seem to take precedence over the best interest of Minnesotans.” Republicans and Dayton are locked-up over the dollar amount of the bonding bill and the mix of projects — particularly Southwest Light Rail in the Twin Cities.
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