- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota budget discussions will pick up Tuesday afternoon after leaders made no major progress last night.

Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (BOCK’) are staring down a Monday deadline to strike a deal before the Legislature adjourns. They’ve got big gaps to bridge on education, health care, transportation and taxes.

The three men and other negotiators have been meeting privately to work out a compromise. Those talks will pick up at the governor’s residence at 1 p.m.

Each side has major hang-ups. Daudt’s Republican caucus won’t sign on to a Democratic plan to raise gas taxes for transportation funding. Dayton and Bakk say Republican plans for more than $2 billion in tax cuts and an end to a low-income health care program won’t happen.


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