It was a chaotic ending of the Minnesota legislative session last night, which has been the norm in recent years. On the final day of the session, lawmakers passed a revamped tax law and a massive omnibus spending and policy bill. Governor Mark Dayton promises to veto both bills. A bonding bill has also been sent to the governor. The bonding bill calls for spending of nearly $1.6 billion, including money for roads and bridges. The House and Senate agriculture committees adopted a resolution that could delay implementation of the nitrogen fertilizer rule. That won’t happen until it is reported to the General Register. House Agriculture Policy Committee Chairman Paul Anderson said there may be a compromise available if Dayton agrees to sign the ag finance bill.
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