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The Daily Digest: Deal making time

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In Minnesota

Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says that a compromise on taxes with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Democrats would require a cut of at least $1.1 billion. (MPR News)

Daudt and other legislative leaders met to see if they can strike any sort of deal on the spending side. (Star Tribune)

The Minnesota Department of Health's annual report on drinking water quality warns that nitrate contamination could affect public health, which Gov. Dayton says shows the need for legislative action in the closing days of the 2015 session. (MPR News)

A federal judge says Minnesota has to modernize its services for residents with disabilities or face sanctions. (Star Tribune)

As legislators hash out the final details of a transportation funding plan, some regional chambers of commerce are asking legislative leaders to approve a revenue increase to fund road and bridge construction. (MPR News)

The troubled Southwest Corridor light rail project may be shortened to trim budget overruns. (MPR News)

Speaking of overruns, the state Capitol renovation is going to be more costly. (Pioneer Press)

Wearing a lab coat does not necessarily give you a passing grade on the PoliGraph. (MPR News)

National Politics

Ahead of a key vote, President Obama is trying to woo reluctant Senate Democrats to support a trade treaty with Pacific countries. (Politico)

In case you thought the 2016 elections were going to be frugal affairs that cost less than past elections: Hillary Clinton is wooing super PAC donors. (USA Today)

After declaring his White House bid earlier this week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing something no other Republican in the field is doing: defending entitlement programs. (New York Times)