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Sen. Ted Lillie of Lake Elmo speaks to Capitol reporters last month after the legislative session closed.

Lillie remains optimistic in face of shutdown

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Ted Lillie has had a unique vantage point from which to consider the state's current budget dilemma.

For weeks now, the state senator from Lake Elmo has been among the select few chosen to negotiate a budget deal with Gov. Mark Dayton. He and fellow Republican legislative leaders must strike a deal with the Democratic governor by June 30 in order to avoid a government shutdown.


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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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