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Special session on budget targeted for Monday


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota leaders hope a special legislative session starts Monday to finish the state budget and end a state government shutdown.

Gov. Mark Dayton said on Minnesota Public Radio this noon that he and legislative leaders set a 10 p.m. deadline today for finishing budget talks, giving legislative staff members enough time to put spending bills in the proper order for a Monday session.

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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.