- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The waiting game continues for Minnesota lawmakers eyeing a special session.

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders held their latest private meeting Friday in hopes of reaching a deal to call an overtime session. But they still haven’t solved a dispute over funding a new light rail-train to Minneapolis suburbs.

The leaders plan to meet again next week.

The talks have gone on for months as lawmakers hope to revive a $260 million package of tax cuts and a $1 billion list of public construction projects. Those items were left unfinished when the Legislature adjourned in May.

Dayton says Thursday’s meeting may be the last, no matter the verdict. House Speaker Kurt Daudt says wants to keep on trying to find an agreement.

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