Dayton, Republicans Back in Budget Talks

by Marta Holmes May 20, 2017, 0:47
Dayton, Republicans Back in Budget Talks

The GOP-controlled Legislature has passed 10 budget bills, which Democrat Dayton vetoed. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, balked at the idea but said he would hear out Gazelka.

Due to squabbling over transportation spending in St. Paul, the governor says the only way to get the job done is force residents to pay more when buying a auto.

"I think this is fair and equitable, half and half - meet halfway", Dayton said.

Minnesotans will only have to get a new license when your current license expires.

Republicans said they would respond with a counteroffer, and talks were scheduled to continue into the evening. But in the end, a compromise brought almost every lawmaker and the governor on board.

Because of when their driver's license expires, some people may choose to renew their license early in order to get a REAL ID compliant card once they become available.

5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers
The ransomware attack exploits a vulnerability in older Windows OS, including Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Anti-virus signatures for known ransomware variants, including WannaCry, may need to be updated as well.

The January deadline is still in play. Over the past two years, lawmakers have debated the issue vigorously.

State officials expect to begin issuing the new IDs sometime next year.

Minnesotans who plan to visit federal facilities, nuclear power plants and military bases will need to show an alternative form of ID in addition to their state driver's license.

The federal government has twice denied Minnesota's request for an extension to comply with the Real ID federal standards for driver's license security rules. A separate "enhanced" license, which is available now at an added cost, is accepted for air travel and at federal facilities, and can be used for travel between the USA and Canada, Mexico and some Caribbean countries.

Many Minnesotans may already have Real ID-compliant identifications. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove.

The two sides sat without talking Thursday (other than a telephone call between Gazelka and the governor) waiting for the other side to make a move. But a big setback also presented itself Tuesday when the House failed to pass an $800 million package of borrowing for public works projects around the state, usually a popular measure that allows lawmakers to deliver construction dollars back home.


TOP News

Bobby Moynihan Makes His Exit From 'SNL' Official After 9 Seasons
After nine seasons on the long-running Saturday Night Live sketch-comedy series, Bobby Moynihan is departing the hit NBC show.

Tigers DH Martinez headed to paternity list
The Detroit Tigers designated hitter slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in his final game of the week and J.D. Bundy has a 5-1 record and a 2.26 ERA, and he has tossed at least six innings in all eight of his starts.

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
This is a really big deal: It means that North Korea's threats that it can hit U.S. territory aren't so empty anymore. Guns, gold and gas: What UN sanctions target North Korea? The White House called for tougher sanctions on the North.

Timeless Season 2 Will Happen After All
Despite the show being axed by NBC , there is still a glimmer of hope for the fans to see another season of "Timeless". "Its true. NBC cancelled Timeless ", he said. [I'll] get you a longer response later.

President Trump to make historic visit to Western Wall in Jerusalem
The President will meet with Palestinian President Abbas in Bethlehem and with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem . Rivlin called on the "whole world to recognise Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel".

'Kia Motors chose Andhra due to Hyundai presence in TN'
This is the first time ever that the ministry ordered a compulsory recall of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The automakers need to submit a recall plan to the ministry within 25 days.

FOX Announces New Girl Season 7 as the Series' Last
Despite rumours that this season would be its last, it seems as though New Girl is being pushed on for one final season . But next season is definitively billed as the final round for the trend-setting series.

Tom Hardy to Play Venom in Upcoming Marvel Movie!
News that Hardy would portray Venom quickly became a trending topic on Twitter , adding to the social media wind at Sony's back. The next Spider-Man installment is the highly-anticipated Marvel/Sony project, starring Tom Holland .

Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Are Reportedly About to Get Super Serious
In the meantime, you can check out Kylie's sisters' take on the show below. "Travis is so low-key, and doesn't want to be seen". They pointed out that they do not really know how their sister spends her days, so they will join everyone else as viewers.

Trump praised Australia's universal healthcare system - Bernie Sanders had a hilarious reaction
Trump and Turnbull got off to a rocky start during their first telephone conversation in January, soon after Trump took office. Health care in the U.S. is much more complicated - there is no broad overarching government-funded health care system.