After a major night for the DFL, Minnesota's Capitol will be under total Democratic control with a DFL governor for the first time in more than two decades.
The Pioneer Press says Gov. Dayton will enjoy a far more receptive audience to his demand for income-tax hikes on top earners. The governor also supports gay marriage under state law.
This "new class of DFLers," according to MinnPost, is expected to roll back property taxes and bring back the homestead credit that the GOP legislature erased last year.
MinnPost reports the governor will look to put together another bonding package to move forward with new transit projects.
Democratic lawmakers also want to increase funding for higher education, MPR says, and end the practice of borrowing money from public schools to balance the state's budget.