budget talks

Dayton Seeks Wednesday Breakthrough As Shutdown Looms
Governor Mark Dayton says Wednesday is the day for "final breakthroughs" in budget negotiations with Republican legislative leaders, with a government shutdown two days away. The Democratic governor and lawmakers wrapped up talks on health and welfare programs Tuesday afternoon with a plan…
Another Day, No Deal At Capitol To Avert Shutdown
Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders met briefly but did not reach a budget deal with a government shutdown now only four days away. Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch met privately for less than an hour Monday. Afterward the three appeared befo…