- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is trying to revive other bills in a special session.

The Legislature didn’t pass a public construction package or a budget for arts and environmental programs before it adjourned Monday. But Dayton will call lawmakers back to pass a new education bill in the coming weeks. He said Tuesday those other bills should also be on the table in a special session.

Both bills are essential to implement a new plan for stricter rules separating farmland from public waterways. The Democratic governor pegged those buffer strips as a way to improve water quality and a top priority this year.

The public works bill may also cover cost overruns for Capitol renovations and flood relief. The arts budget would pay to restore massive murals inside the Capitol.



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