No Minnesota budget deal, special session next week?

No Minnesota budget deal, special session next week?

The clock is ticking on a budget agreement at the Capitol, and thus far, no agreement has been reached on some of the biggest bills that will impact your taxes and whether or not parents will be able to send their kids to state-funded preschool.

The parade of leaders entering the Governor's residence has become as predictable as the grandstanding on the Senate floor.

Negotiators, including Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, have put themselves under a gag order saying only that they are continuing to talk.

Among the biggest obstacles is Gov. Dayton's $343 million plan to send all 4-year-olds to preschool. And then there are the roads. Gov. Dayton and the Senate have proposed a gas tax hike, but House republicans emphatically say no deal.

Plus, there's the House plan to move 90,000 people off of the Minnesota Care health insurance plan which is part of a huge Health and Human Services bill that will take days to write once there is an agreement.

If no agreement is reached tonight or Friday, there's a chance for a one or two-day special session next week.


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