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Analysis: Legislature faces many hurdles before finish line

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ST. PAUL -- Republicans in charge of the Minnesota House and Senate join with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in expressing optimism, or at least hope, that they can work out a two-year budget before the May 23 constitutional legislative adjournment date.


House and Senate negotiators have worked out most differences in eight spending bills and one tax bill they have passed, but little has been done to pave over differences between Dayton and Republicans.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.