Budget talks between Minnesota legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty resume
ST. PAUL - Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty are back at the negotiating table today, after budget-balancing talks broke off late Tuesday and Democrats passed an education bill against the governor's wishes.
With five days remaining to pass bills in the 2008 Legislature, Pawlenty and top lawmakers resumed discussions over how to end the session with a plan to erase a $935 million state budget deficit (in a $34 billion budget) and provide Minnesotans property tax relief.
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