Veto of tax measure, failure of bonding bill upend legislative session — five days before it's supposed to end

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Peter Callaghan Two of the supposed must-dos at the 2018 session of Minnesota Legislature were undone in a single day — five days from session’s end.Within an hour of the Senate adopting the House-Senate tax bill on Wednesday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he planned to veto it, which he did Thursday morning. Also on Wednesday, Democrats voted against the Senate bonding bill, which pays for public construction projects, denying it the super majority vote needed for new state debt. It was too small, they said, echoing a complaint Dayton has been making for weeks.Soon after, the Senate GOP staffers had prepared a poster listing projects that might be popular in DFL districts that went down to defeat, at least temporarily. When a reporter...

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Veto of tax measure, failure of bonding bill upend legislative session — five days before it's supposed to end

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