Pawlenty, Democrats far apart on budget
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Legislature entered its next to last day today far from a budget deal with Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Democratic legislative leaders and Republican Pawlenty exchanged budget offers late Saturday and early today, but there was no sign an agreement was anywhere near.
Pawlenty announced Thursday that he would cut $3 billion in spending on his own if a deal is not reached.
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