Special Session Looms after Dayton Veto
New compromises may be hard to come by in St Paul. Lawmakers heading into a special session to deal with a budget impasse may face only frustration as neither democrats or republicans seem willing to budge on spending plans for the state. Winona republican state senator Jeremy Miller says his party is on the right side of this budget fight and that the $34 billion budget that the legislature sent to the governor was responsible and represents an effort to live within the means of the state, without having to raise taxes. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the spending bills sent to him by the republican led legislature, setting up a need for a special legislative session.