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Continued: Minnesota Gov. Dayton says prospects for sequester deal appear dim

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 26, 2013 - 7:13 AM

The meeting also saw Dayton elevated to chair of the Midwestern Governors Association, a post he said he will use to highlight long-term regional efforts to combat invasive species such as Asian carp and zebra mussels.

But short-term, much of Dayton’s time in the coming months is apt to be spent adjusting to budget realities in Washington. “As of today, it doesn’t look at all promising,” he said. “On the other hand, things happen usually at the very last minute ... So I would say between 10 p.m. and midnight on Thursday night anything is possible. But it does not look promising now.”

 

Kevin Diaz is a correspondent in the Star Tribune’s Washington bureau. •

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