Demonstrators gather outside the Minnesota Senate chambers Wednesday in St. Paul as lawmakers worked on balancing the state's budget. AP Photo/Jim Mone
Speaker of House says lawmakers will not be able to work out bills by tonight's deadline
ST. PAUL -- Forget about the deadlines.
That was the message Wednesday night from House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis.
Legislators earlier this year set today as the deadline for House and Senate ne-gotiators to work out differences in bills the two chambers passed to finance state programs.
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