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MnSCU Rescinds 6,000 Layoff Notices

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is rescinding layoff notices for about 6,000 employees because officials are now sure MnSCU will operate in a government shutdown.

System officials say they have received word from the state budget office that the office will provide the services MnSCU needs to operate even if there’s a government shutdown July 1.

MnSCU has enough reserves and tuition income to stay open through the fall term, but it needs the state budget office get access to its money.

The layoff notices were issued to certain unionized employees when it was unclear if the system would be able to operate during a shutdown.

The Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton have been unable to agree on a state budget that will keep the government running after July 1.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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