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Minnesota lawmakers head into Monday adjournment with overtime guaranteed


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

The Minnesota State Capitol was mostly empty in the days leading up to Monday's adjournment deadline.

Minnesota legislators shuffled through paperwork, debated minor provisions in state budget bills over Zoom and repeatedly refreshed their e-mails heading into Monday's adjournment deadline, waiting for progress on issues that have stymied legislators for months.

Gov. Tim Walz and leaders in Minnesota's divided Legislature met in closed-door negotiations all weekend to try and reach a broad agreement on numbers around the state's roughly $52 billion budget.

Walz spokesman Teddy Tschann said in a statement Sunday that "negotiations are ongoing, and the Governor remains optimistic that state leaders are close to reaching a compromise."


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