ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Finger-pointing has begun at the state capitol after lawmakers have been unable to reach a budget agreement.

Republicans are accusing Democrats of doing nothing to cut taxes.

“Which is bull—,” responded House Speaker Melissa Hortman. “The governor moved $200 million dollars, we proposed to move $664 million dollars, they are not that bad at math. Two hundred million is not zero, 664-million is not zero.”

The governor offered to cut 200 million dollars in spending from his budget request–but he would not budge on a gas tax and medical provider tax.

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says “serious negotiations can continue when St. Paul Democrats realize we can’t keep taxing people out of independence and prosperity.”