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Legislature moves slowly to the end; special session coming

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is pessimistic of any real movement toward a budget deal today, the final day of the 2011 regular legislative session, and Republicans in control of the Legislature could point to no progress.

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Nine budget and tax bills sit on Dayton's desk for signatures or vetoes, and all indications are it will be the latter.

"Where there is a will, there's a way," Dayton said, "but there has to be some willingness."

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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.
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