Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision blocks undocumented immigrants who have children who are US citizens or legal residents or who have lived here for generations, from accessing temporary legal residency.
Governor Mark Dayton made it clear on Tuesday that he still wants a special session. He says the bonding bill which failed to pass in the regular session’s final hours and the tax bill that was vetoed because of wording errors have important benefits for many Minnesotans.
“It’s very disappointing to me that there’s not a mutual interest in achieving that,” Dayton said referencing the stalled talks with Republicans over calling the session. Dayton, like governors before him, does not want to call a special session without an agreement with legislative leaders on the bills that will be passed.
Dayton said that Republicans should delay any more special session talks until House Speaker Kurt Daudt is finished with a primary election in August. The Republican leader faces a primary challenge from a conservative who is critical of Daudt’s attempts to compromise with Dayton over taxes and transportation issues.
Other special session issues and video of Dayton’s news conference. (more…)
Lowry Grove residents thought they had beat the deadline to raise $6 million to save their homes. Not so, says the land owner where the homes sit.
President Obama says there is no evidence that the man who killed 50 people in an Orlando nightclub was directed by ISIL or was part of a larger plot. Obama called Omar Mateen a "homegrown extremist" who was prompted to act by propaganda on the internet.