Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 1, 2016

Session Closing Chaos: Special Session in the Wings?

In the waning hours of the 2016 legislative session, lawmakers wrapped up a supplemental budget bill and a tax bill, but failed to pass a comprehensive transportation package, a bonding bill, or a plan for implementing federal Real ID requirements. The breakdown came after hours of negotiations and lengthy floor sessions. The tax bill passed by the Legislature was ultimately pocket vetoed by Governor Mark Dayton on June 6.