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Rep. Dean Urdahl of Grove City uses a Capitol rotunda railing as a desk Tuesday as he looks through paperwork. Tribune photo by Don Davis

With budget, Democrats, gov. remain on different wavelengths


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota legislative session could come to a smooth end if the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican governor could ag-ree on a way to raise $1 billion.

There is no sign that is about to happen.

On Tuesday night, the costliest spending bills and revenue to fund them remained stumbling bl-ocks to ending this year's session by Monday's constitutional deadline.

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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.