Things are heating up at the Capitol


Gov. Dayton and GOP legislative leaders continue to iron out their differences on the budget. Two of the budget bills have been posted (Public Safety/Judiciary and Transportation). Several other bills, including Environment and Higher Education could be posted as early as tonight. Health and Human Services, State Government and Jobs and Economic Development are also being processed and waiting for final review. Taxes, K12 and Bonding are still being negotiated.

Meanwhile, the Capitol is literally under a lot of stress. Staffers spent part of the day on Monday covering desks, the podium and other furniture because condensation is forming on the ceiling and the lights in the chamber. The conditions were caused by the extreme temperatures and humidity in the Twin Cities.

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