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Still no Minnesota budget deal

Published 05/12/2009, Associated Press

6 days to deadline
Top Democrats and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty did something Tuesday they have done only a few times this year: They sat down and talked. With six days to go in the session, Pawlenty invited Democrats who control the Legislature to his office. The two sides remain far apart on how to close a $4.6 billion deficit and wrap up a two-year state budget by Monday. The size of the gap: $3 billion.

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