DFL prepares its own budget plan
ST. PAUL - The Democrat-controlled Legislature could today send Gov. Tim Pawlenty a budget-balancing package he has not agreed to as Minnesota lawmakers enter the final week of the legislative session.
As high-level budget talks stumbled Sunday, legislative leaders were preparing for votes as early as today in the House and Senate on bills aimed at erasing a projected $935 million state budget deficit, if they and Republican Pawlenty fail to reach a compromise.
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