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Dayton, GOP Lawmakers Take Another Crack At Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders are meeting for private budget talks after more than a week of public posturing. The regular legislative session ended last week without a budget deal, pushing the state toward a sweeping government shutdown if the dispute isn't resolved by the end of this month.

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Several Bills Left In Limbo As Regular Legislative Session Ends

We know the State Legislature adjourned the regular session without getting a deal done on a budget or a Vikings stadium. But there are a lot of other issues that have been left in limbo as well.

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No Budget Deal Makes Minnesota Special Session Certain

A special session for Minnesota lawmakers is a certainty after the Legislature adjourned without a budget deal between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the House and Senate.

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St. Cloud Mayor Kleis Holding Out Hope For A Last Minute Bonding Bill

With just hours left in this year's state legislative session, it doesn't look like there will be a bonding bill this year. However, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis hasn't given-up hope. Kleis says he still believes a bonding bill could be part of the budget balancing solution during a special session.

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No Budget In Sight On Last Day Of Minnesota Session

The final day of the Minnesota legislative session has arrived but there's no sign that Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP majorities are anywhere close to a deal on the state budget. Lawmakers must adjourn their regular session by midnight Monday.

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State House Expected To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Today

As lawmakers wait to see what Governor Dayton does with the budget bills that have been sent to his desk, the State House is expected to vote on the gay marriage amendment issue today (Friday).

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Legislature Sends Governor Dayton A Budget, A Veto Likely

The Minnesota Legislature has sent a full set of budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate finished passing its last three budget bills Thursday afternoon when it approved funding packages for environmental programs and parks; highways, roads and transit programs; and higher education.

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Racetrack Casino Proposal To Get Airing In Senate

A state Senate committee is taking its first look at a proposal to allow casino-style gambling at horse-racing tracks in Minnesota. The hearing Tuesday will give supporters and opponents of the so-called racino proposal at Canterbury Park in Shakopee and Running Aces in Columbus a chance to make their case in the dwindling days of the legislative session.

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Minnesota Poll – Most Want Mix Of Taxes, Reductions

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll says a majority of Minnesotans want to solve the state's budget problems with a mix of tax hikes and decreased spending. Results of the poll published Sunday show 63 percent of respondents favor a blend of higher taxes and decreases in services to fix the state's $5 billion projected deficit.

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House, Senate Meeting For Rare Saturday Sessions

The Minnesota House and Senate are meeting for rare Saturday sessions as the clock winds down on their time at the Capitol. The constitutional deadline for adjournment is May 23, just nine days off.

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