- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hold your puns about a bunch of politicians meeting under the big top.

Minnesota lawmakers could be headed to a special session to resolve a standoff over education with Gov. Mark Dayton. On Saturday, Dayton suggested that it occur on the Capitol lawn under a tent. That’s because the Capitol is undergoing a massive renovation that will make the House and Senate chambers inaccessible as soon as next week.

The state Constitution says only that sessions be held in St. Paul, and Dayton says a tent would be cheaper than retrofitting a space or renting an auditorium.

But Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk nipped the talk in the bud, saying it “seems unlikely” that lawmakers would agree to take things outside.

It’s not clear when a session would be held.


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