Sviggum and Johnson on legislative endgameby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota lawmakers are running out of time to reach agreement on some big issues. The legislature is constitutionally mandated to adjourn in just over a week, but so far there is no plan for fixing a $160 million budget shortfall, and no bonding bill to borrow money for building projects around the state. Both the House and Senate are still considering stadium legislation, too. Legislative leaders are looking at backup plans in case they are not done in time. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Republican Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum, and DFL Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson.