- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Discussions aimed at getting a Minnesota budget deal are resuming Tuesday after a few hours of high-level talks barely moved the needle.

Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and their top advisers adjourned discussions Monday night without making much progress. There is less than a week until the Legislature’s adjournment deadline.

They are far apart on taxes, education, health care and transportation - and even the timing of negotiations. Talks are to resume either Tuesday morning or afternoon.

Daudt, the Capitol’s top Republican, says it’s time to display more urgency. He says negotiations have been bogged down by Democratic calls for a higher gas tax for transportation and differences over health-care program spending.

Dayton says Republicans need to rein in their tax-cut appetite more.

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