DFL Takes Back Control Of MN Legislature From GOP

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Click on Gov. Dayton's photo to watch video of his and other post-election news conferences

Click on Gov. Dayton's photo to watch video of his and other post-election news conferences

Governor Mark Dayton says he expects “progress” now that he has a DFL majority in the Minnesota House and Senate. However, he says even with those majorities, governing will be “difficult”. He made the comments after a meeting with House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk. Both are likely to be the leaders of the new majorities in 2013.

Thissen says “voters told us loud and clear that they don’t want roadblock, gridlock politics.” He added that compromise will “not be a dirty word.”

Asked if that means the DFL majorities will increase taxes on the wealthy as Governor Dayton has often requested, Thissen says that needs to be looked at in the context of all tax policy.

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