Minnesota legislative leaders say they have a budget deal

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The two top leaders of the Minnesota Legislature say they’ve reached an agreement with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on broad targets for the state’s next two-year budget, but that the Legislature will have to reconvene next month to finish the work.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman told Minnesota Public Radio that they expect to nail down final details and announce them later Monday.

They also say they expect police accountability measures to be part of the final package, but they didn’t give details.