When there's a surplus, the governor and lawmakers traditionally cut a deal to give everyone a piece of the pie. This year, the focus seemed to be on ensuring neither got the upper hand.
The Legislature barely met its deadline to pass a budget and did not meet Gov. Mark Dayton's demand to fund universal pre-K, which means a special session is likely.
A key Senate leader expects the fight between Dayton and House Republicans over pre-K funding will force a special legislative session. Lawmakers face a midnight deadline.