ST. CLOUD - A State Senator from St. Cloud believes the legislature is heading toward a special session.

While on WJON this (Friday) morning Senator John Pederson says he is less optimistic than ever, after Governor Dayton made a comment that he was willing to call a special session -- if the budget proposal doesn't include a tax increase for the state's highest earners.  Pederson says he doesn't see any way Republicans will go along with that.

If there is a special session, Pederson says he will not be paid for it.

The constitutional deadline to end the regular session is two weeks from Monday.  Nine of the 10 budget bills are still sitting in conference committee.