Special session? Not likely
In light of the Minnesota's projected $373 million budget deficit and growing signs that the state's econony is slumping, Democrats have been demanding a special session to pass an economic stimulus package, but so far GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty ap pears to be resisting calls for a session.
Here's a press statement from Rep. Tina Liebling, a Democrat from Rochester: "This disappointing news makes it very clear the governor's approach to budgeting isn't working for Minnesota. We continue to stumble from one budget crisis to the next, and our state's economic outlook continues to lag behind national indicators."
"We need to take aggressive steps to stimulate the state's economy by quickly passing a bonding bill and a transportation bill that will create jobs and strengthen the infrastructure we depend on."
"It's unfortunate that this past session the governor vetoed bills that would have provided exactly what state economist Tom Stinson said we needed - more jobs."