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Joint statement from Governor Dayton, Speaker Zellers, Senate Majority Leader Koch

July 17, 2011

Governor Mark Dayton, Speaker Kurt Zellers, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch released the following statement this afternoon on the status of budget negotiations:

“Work on the detailed budget bills continues to move in a positive direction, with an urgent focus on getting Minnesotans back to work.   For the last three days, the Governor, Legislative leaders, committee chairs, commissioners and staff have worked around the clock on legislative language that reflects Thursday’s agreement.   Considerable progress has been made.  A special session will be called as soon as our work is completed, and all bills have been reviewed and agreed upon.”