Minnesota leaders announce budget deal 'framework'
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota government could reopen within days if what appears to be a fragile budget agreement holds up.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders emerged from a three-hour meeting to announce what Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, called a "framework" of a deal.
"It's my understanding that we have an agreement," Dayton said, leading Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, out of his office.
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