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Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, discusses a tax measure during a Saturday meeting of House and Senate tax negotiators. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Progress slow on budget solution

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ST. PAUL - Legislators on an education funding committee took the weekend off.

A spat among Minnesota lawmakers negotiating a health-care spending bill interrupted talks Saturday.


Lawmakers working on a deal to fund agriculture and veterans' programs were in a holding pattern, and other spending bills remained unresolved, a little more than a week before the Legislature must adjourn.

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