Today's $34 billion (or more) question: deal or no deal?
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders bought themselves some budget negotiating time today by summoning their members to the Capitol.
With most of the state's 200 legislators in their offices, a special legislative session could be convened even late tonight today to pass a temporary state budget and avoid a state government shutdown that would begin Friday. But Gov. Mark Dayton said he will not call a special session unless there is an overall budget agreement.
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