It’s now crunch time, with less than two weeks until the end of the session.

Monday night, Gov. Tim Walz said legislators have “a ways to go” before reaching a deal.

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“There’s an expectation to work with us in the Senate and have some honest conversation about how do we reach a middle ground,” Walz said.

The Democratic governor is fighting for a few key things, including more money for education and a gas tax increase.

Republicans strongly oppose the gas tax and want to spend far less on education.

Lawmakers were in talks until about 10 p.m. Monday.

Walz said his administration offered a plan to the House and Senate that would shave $200 million

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