Dayton wants 2014 focus on undoing Minn. laws

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Gov. 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 1970s-era advertising slogan for 7-Up that billed the soft drink as the “uncola.”

Minnesota Public Radio News reported Monday (http://bit.ly/17bB4MR ) 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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