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Legislative session turns rough

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ST. PAUL - The big legislative issue is settled, now attention turns to the really big issue.

After lawmakers Monday overrode a transportation funding bill veto, state officials prepared for what will be a more difficult task: how to fix a budget deficit that some say could top $1 billion.

And if Gov. Tim Pawlenty's mood Tuesday afternoon is any indication, the next three months could be pretty contentious.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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