Minnesota Lawmakers Struggling to Salvage Budget Deal
It remains unclear how long it will take the Legislature to finish
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s legislative leaders are searching for how to salvage a special session to finish a two-year, $46 billion budget.
They worked around the clock Tuesday and it took a toll on some lawmakers as you can see when you watch the video.
The Legislature missed another deadline this morning as they blew through a self-imposed goal to pass the remaining budget bills by 7 a.m.
The House did pass the education and tax bill.
That set off protests in the rotunda from labor and other progressive groups.
They say the education bill doesn’t provide enough money for public schools and fails to address a growing teacher shortage.
It remains unclear how long it will take the Legislature to finish.