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UPDATE 2 – No deal but Lt. Gov. Brad Owen reports ‘significant progress’ in Senate transition talks

Senate leaders trying to sort out a transition plan that shifts majority power from Democrats to Republicans led to “significant progress” this morning, according to Lt. Gov. Brad Owen. Owen, a Democrat who presides over the Senate, was called in by the divided Senate leadership to help sort it out.

We’re still waiting for details from the Senate Republican and Democratic caucuses. But Owen put out this limited statement that headway was being made:

“There was an incredible spirit of working together and working things out. Significant progress was made. I am pleased with the outcome.”

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