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Here's where things stand with Minnesota's budget negotiations

It's Wednesday morning and still no budget has passed.
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It's Wednesday morning and there's still no agreement on all 10 of the bills that make up the $46 billion Minnesota state budget for the next two years.

A special session was called by Gov. Mark Dayton at 12:01 a.m. after he reached a deal with legislative leaders in the House and Senate, but with the session expiring at 7 a.m., no extra bills had been sent to the governor's office.

Five of the 10 budget bills were passed before midnight on Monday, but the only action since then was the House passing this tax bill. It would see $650 million in tax cuts benefiting seniors, college students, small business owners and families with young children.

The House reconvened at 7:01 a.m. and Speaker Kurt Daudt told MPR he expects a transportation bill will be signed Wednesday morning.

The Senate was in recess during the night and reconvened to take up the tax bill the House passed, but the Star Tribune reports that the nerves of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle "seemed to be fraying."

WCCO reports the same, saying that when tax bill discussions started at 12:30 a.m., it quickly descended into "bickering" as amendments started being proposed by Democrats, which Republicans says was in violation of an agreement not to put forward any amendments after a deal had been struck with Dayton.

Democrats meanwhile have been vocal in the chamber and on Twitter about the legislative session once again ending by discussing and passing complex bills the majority of the public have yet to see.

You can take a look at the five bills agreed on Tuesday here, they include budget bills for public safety, agriculture, environment and higher education.

We'll be updating this story throughout the day, as we figure out just what the heck is going on.

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