As time running out to balance budget, lawmakers weighing up proposal to delay school funds
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are trying to decide if they can live with a $3 billion budget-balancing solution based on spending cuts and delaying payments to schools.
That was the question legislative leaders were asking the state's 201 lawmakers Tuesday night after two meetings with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who earlier in the day vetoed an income tax increase proposal passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
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