Minnesota lawmakers end session without transportation deal

Associated Press, 23 May 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Legislature has adjourned in chaos and left some key work unfinished.

Lawmakers careened into the midnight Sunday deadline to pass bills scrambling to finalize a package of construction projects and road and bridge repairs. That last-ditch effort fell short over a partisan disagreement on funding mass transit projects.

The Legislature had already finalized some extra spending for preschool programs and a package of $260 million in tax cuts.

It’s up to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign off on what work the Legislature did complete. Dayton has 14 days to decide.

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