There’s a budget negotiation stalemate at the State Capitol, with Governor Walz and Republicans at odds over taxing and spending. No new talks are scheduled until Sunday evening. We asked Hamline University political expert David Schultz which side stands to benefit most from the deadlock…

“It appears to be the Republicans, because the Democrats largely are not going to be able to move chunks of their agenda, not going to be able to get, it looks at this point, the gas tax or the medical provider tax and are not going to get the spending increases that they want.”

Governor Walz says he’s waiting for a “real offer” from Republicans. They counter that the governor’s plan would increase taxes on Minnesotans by around $12 billion over four years.