Earlier this month, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the budget into law, putting an official end to the 2017 legislative session. I spent the following two weeks hosting multiple town halls throughout our district, providing detail and answering questions regarding the results of this session. I heard from some folks who were wondering if the budget was not complete due to Dayton's line-item veto of the Legislature's operating funding. To clarify: the budget is complete and the legislative funding issue will be resolved separately.