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Legislature Convenes; Deadline Looms With No Deal in Sight

Legislature Convenes; Deadline Looms With No Deal in Sight Photo: MGNonline.

May 18, 2019 02:38 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Legislature has reconvened with no budget deal in sight. Monday night's adjournment deadline is coming up fast and talk is growing of the need for a special session.
    
More closed-door talks are expected Saturday among Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and leaders of the Senate Republican and House Democratic majorities. The conference committees negotiating the final budget bills are still waiting for the marching orders they need to finish drafting their legislation, and it will become increasingly harder as time goes on to complete those bills and vote on them without a special session.
    
The Senate was poised to vote Saturday on a "lights on" bill to keep state government running at current funding levels if there's no deal by the time the current budget runs out June 30.

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