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Special session all but certain with no budget progress

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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.

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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.

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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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