I would say this afternoon has been like watching paint dry, but drying connotes some level of action and there is no action (or at least action that we are allowed to see) for the E-12 conference committee right now. A battle may be brewing between the Legislature and the Governor. The Governor believes the $400 million target is simply to low to meet the needs of Minnesota students (and by extension school districts) and a target at that level would come nowhere near accommodating what the Governor would like to see happen in terms of pre-kindergarten education.
So here we sit. The fireworks probably won't start until the sun goes down (which is only appropriate), but they will likely be continuing after the sun comes up tomorrow morning.