Special session all but certain with no budget progress
ST. PAUL -- One comment says it all: "Not much progress was made."
With those words, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, summarized this morning's budget talks between legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton.
Facing a Monday night deadline to complete the budget in the 2011 legislative session, there appeared no way that can happen. Normally at this stage of a budget session, offers are being exchanged and some budget agreements are being made.