State lawmakers are nearing the finish line of the current legislative session without an agreement in place about the state budget and police reform that Governor Tim Walz is calling for. Carleton College political science professor Steven Schier says…

“I would not be terribly optimistic that we will finish a budget on time, given the big ideological differences between the Republican Senate and the Democratic House that so in any event I think budget negotiations will be difficult and may go into the summer.”

The current session is set to end on May 17th.