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Budget deal "doesn't look likely," Dayton says

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, Democrats, Republicans Updated: June 30, 2011 - 9:18 PM

By Eric Roper and Rachel E. Stassen-Berger

Walking out of his car and to the state Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton appeared to lose hope that a budget deal would come together.

"It doesn't look likely," Dayton said.

His new pessimism adds to that of DFL leaders.

Budget negotiations broke up several hours ago with no moves to reconvene.

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