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Ugly start to Legislature's home stretch

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ST. PAUL -- Two weeks are left in the Minnesota legislative session and it is not pretty.

"If we don't get done on time, members, the blame lies at the feet of the governor," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, told fellow representatives hours after a meeting among he, another lawmaker and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton abruptly ended.

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Dayton invited Lanning and Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, to a meeting about negotiations on their state government spending bills.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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