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Shouting ends deficit session

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ST. PAUL - Shouting matches ended the 2009 Minnesota legislative session early Tuesday as lawmakers struggled to balance the state budget.

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Legislators failed to reach a deal with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, but the Republican governor said he will finish the job.

The normally staid Senate adjourned for the year moments after its midnight deadline with Republicans shouting to be allowed to talk about a hastily introduced tax bill.

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