ST. PAUL -- Key elements of an offer by Gov. Mark Dayton to end a budget impasse and a government shutdown, which Republicans leaders agreed to in general Thursday night:
-- Delay state payments to schools, providing $700 million
-- Borrow against future tobacco lawsuit payments, providing $700 million
-- Drop a Republican plan to reduce state workforce 15 percent
-- Remove all policy items not related to the budget from spending bills
-- Pass a public works construction bill of at least $500 million
Don Davis reports for Forum Communications Co.