The Latest: Special Session Looms With Major Bills Pending
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota lawmakers may have already passed the point where they can finish work on the budget by the required adjournment of midnight.
The logistics behind drafting hundreds of pages of the remaining bills and
processing them for final votes are likely to take more hours that the
Legislature has before the midnight deadline.
GOP House Speaker Kurt Daudt says a massive budget for health care services
could take 10 hours or more to get ready once majority Republicans and
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton strike a deal.
Some rank-and-file lawmakers are resigned that they won't be heading home
Tuesday morning with their work complete.
They include Rep. Paul Thissen, a former Democratic House speaker who says he
doesn't think there's any way they'll be done by midnight.