Gov. Dayton and GOP legislative leaders are scheduled to meet privately at 3pm to discuss their differences on the state budget. It would be the fourth straight day that the two sides have met. They abruptly ended their meeting on Sunday after meeting for just over an hour.
State government would shut down on Friday if Dayton and GOP legislative leaders fail to reach a budget deal by Friday.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org