Last day arrives for Minn. lawmakers

5:57 AM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are back at their desks for the final hours of the legislative session.

The House and Senate convened floor sessions late Monday morning after working past midnight. The weekend was marked by long hours and overnight debates as they rush to wrap up a state budget and settle other outstanding issues.

The House is headed for a final vote on a daycare union bill that provoked weekend demonstrations and intense Republican opposition. The Senate will vote on a package of more than $2 billion in tax increases that the House passed just before 2 a.m.

The deadline to adjourn is midnight. Votes are also possible on a minimum wage increase and a bond sale to fund renovations of the Capitol building.

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