Minnesota legislature still working on budget with two months remaining

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March 31, 2013


By Geoff Pallay

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: With less than two months remaining until the close of session, the Minnesota State Legislature has begun work on its new budget.[1]

The legislature is tasked with filling a project $627 million budget shortfall. So far, in 2013, more than 3,000 bills have been introduced. Governor Mark Dayton (D) has signed nine into law. Republicans have said they are not planning to introduce a compromise budget with Democrats.[1]

Following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party in Minnesota (known in Minnesota as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party regained control of both chambers of the legislature. Coupled with Democratic governor Dayton, the DFL has a trifecta in Minnesota -- one of 12 current Democratic trifectas in the country.

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