Posted: Tuesday, 24 May 2011 9:00AM

AUDIO -- Session Ends With No Deal. Rep Morrow Not Optmistic

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned its regular session with no budget deal between Governor Dayton and the GOP legislative leaders.

The governor will now have to call a special session to avoid a government shutdown at the end of June.
A usually optimistic Representative Terry Morrow was anything but that as the legislative session came to a close. Morrow praised Governor Dayton for making a "significant" compromise offer to the GOP.

But he adds that as a member of the DFL minority, a budget deal is now out of his hands. He says that rests with the governor and GOP leadership.

052311 Morrow Session End by threeeaglesradionews

Minnesota Republican leaders will be touring the state today to urge Governor Dayton to support the budget bills they have passed.

Republicans passed budget bills totaling $34 billion dollars. But Dayton wants another $1.8 billion in new spending to avoid some of the deepest cuts.

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Topics : Minnesota Legislature
Locations : Minnesota
People : Terry Morrow