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Lawmakers hard at work as deadline approaches

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) – The Nation’s only divided legislature here in Minnesota did not meet its self- imposed deadline for setting the state’s overall budget for 2020-2021.

The actual deadline is May 20th and lawmakers are working together to get some deals done.

Members from each house and senate committee got together Wednesday in an effort to hammer out a Tax bill to send to Governor Walz.

They are working to reconcile differences between the DFL led House bill and the GOP led Senate bill.

The Department of Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly laid out the governor’s priorities and broke down for lawmakers what Walz might or might not agree to.

“There’s a lot of work that happens in a very short amount of time. I really appreciate the leaders are trying to move that conversation forward and continue to try to set those deadlines because there is a lot of of work yet to be done. So we do need to keep moving, that’s why meetings like the conference committee today is so important,” said Bauerly.

Bauerly said she is very optimistic there will be a deal ahead of the May 20th deadline.

Ubah Ali

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