State Legislature: Negotiators quickly agree on cutting $900 million
ST. PAUL -- The first budget-cutting bill of 2011 could be on Gov. Mark Dayton's desk this week, passed without his input.
An all-Republican House-Senate conference committee Monday night took 32 minutes, a near record for a budget bill, to unanimously approve the measure that orders Dayton to trim $100 million in state spending by June 30 and more than $800 million in the next two-year budget.
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