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Vets’ housing report draws immediate fire

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito blasted the decentralized approach recommended by the Select Committee on Veterans Housing, which would shift the state away from the current system in favor of smaller home- and community-based care settings.

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Veterans funding kerfuffle continues at the Capitol

The GOP State Government and Veterans Committee Chairs - Sen. Mike Parry and Rep. Morrie Lanning - had a closed-door meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton Monday afternoon after tensions escalated over the division's budget bills late last week. The meeting was short and unfriendly, Parry said afterward. "Today I saw a very angry governor."

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Budget agreement could hinge on policy, bonding measures

With less than a month to go before the Legislature is constitutionally required to adjourn, the GOP-controlled House and Senate find themselves fundamentally at odds with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton on the role of new tax revenues in fixing the state's $5 billion deficit. Dayton is pushing for about $2.5 billion in tax increases to help close the budget deficit, while Republicans are continuing to espouse an all-cuts budget.

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Dayton cabinet appointments could be drawn into budget deal

Only one of Gov. Mark Dayton's commissioners has been approved by the Senate so far. But as session draws closer to the adjournment date, sources say to watch for committee hearings to take up commissioner appointments, and some more controversial picks could be taken up on the floor. Why? The Republicans may use some appointments as leverage in the looming budget showdown.

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