Governor Dayton Calls for "Unsession"

Posted at: 10/21/2013 10:43 AM
Updated at: 10/21/2013 11:52 AM

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - In Governor Mark Dayton's ideal scenario, the focus for next year's Minnesota legislative session will be on pruning old, unneeded laws from the books.
Dayton has been collecting ideas from the public and his administrative agency for the so-called "unsession". He has said his inspiration for an "unsession" came from a 1970's era advertising slogan for 7-Up that billed the soft drink as the "uncola."
Minnesota Public Radio News reported Monday that 1,579 suggestions have come in and the governor has been personally sorting through them. The Democrat says the goal is to make government better, faster and simpler.
Republicans have their own idea for an "unsession" - to roll back tax and spending increases from last spring.
Lawmakers return to the Capitol in late February.

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