Gov: Special session may not be needed

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Aug 17, 2013 at 6:31 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have agreed on a possible special session to be held on September 9th, but also say it may not be necessary.

Dayton and the Legislature's top four leaders met for about an hour Friday afternoon. They discussed a one-day special session to pass state disaster aid for areas hit hard by June storms.

But the lawmakers said after the meeting they might not need a special session. They're researching whether leftover funds from previous disasters could be reallocated in order to save the expense of calling the entire Legislature into session.

Dayton and lawmakers have discussed also repealing a recently enacted sales tax on farm equipment. But the legislative leaders say there was no agreement on that. They plan to meet again next week.

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