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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Minnesotans should not expect quick legislation

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ST. PAUL -- May 23 is the date Minnesotans interested in following the Legislature should remember.

That is the last day the state constitution allows lawmakers to meet in regular session. And from the sounds of things just before the session begins at noon Tuesday, Minnesotans should not expect to see a completed budget much before then.


"It is intended to be a five-month process," Gov.-elect Mark Dayton said in a Forum Communications interview.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.