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Dayton, lawmakers to talk flood relief on Friday

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Aug 16, 2012 at 6:57 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton meets Friday with Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to negotiate an agreement on a special session focused on flood relief.
 
The Democratic governor said Wednesday that he won't call the special session until the leaders agree in writing to a limited agenda for a short special session, likely one day.
 
The governor has sole power to call a special session but can't limit what the Legislature does or when it adjourns once the special session starts.
 
Dayton's administration has proposed a $190 million state relief package, prompting key Republican lawmakers to complain of ''sticker shock'' last week.
 
Lawmakers on a disaster relief panel will delve into details of the proposal at a Capitol hearing on Thursday.

 

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