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House Speaker Kurt Zellers says on Thursday that he plans to bring up a Vikings stadium bill and bonding bill on Monday. They are the last two major issues for the 2012 Legislature to consider. With him is House Majority Leader Matt Dean. Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.

Tempers flare as session clock ticks

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ST. PAUL -- Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton's veto Friday of their tax-relief bill threatens cooperation in the few remaining days of the Minnesota legislative session.

"You do not move Minnesota forward with a red veto pen," Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, said, waving a red-capped Sharpie. "This is a slap in the face to Minnesotans."

He said he believed the tax plan likely was the best jobs bill of the session.

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