Government Shutdown

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Federal Employees In Minnesota Await Word On Work Status

The standoff on Capitol Hill has more than 18,000 federal employees in Minnesota wondering about their work status if there’s a partial shutdown at midnight.

09/30/2013

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‘U’ Professor Weighs In On Federal Gov’t Shutdown

Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

09/30/2013

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Federal Courts Stay Open If Government Closes

The federal court in Minnesota wants you to know the judiciary will continue normal operations in the event of a government shutdown. About 800,000 federal workers could be furloughed beginning Tuesday if Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

09/27/2013

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Judge Warns Of Sequestration’s ‘Devastating’ Effects

The unprecedented letter from all 87 U.S. Federal District Court chief judges warns that the upcoming sequester cuts are “devastating.” In Minnesota, Chief Judge Michael Davis says the budget stalemate not only threatens court staffing, but also raises serious concerns about constitutional justice. “No one in their right mind in Congress thought that would happen because they thought everybody would blink – and people didn’t blink,” Davis said.

08/16/2013

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Minn. House OKs Bill To Avoid Government Shutdowns

Almost two years removed from a Minnesota government shutdown, lawmakers are closer to heading off future service interruptions.

04/20/2013

Reality Check

Reality Check: The Truth About Property Taxes

Special interest groups can spend the money to say almost whatever they want in a campaign commercial. And that’s what the liberal-leaning Alliance for a Better Minnesota does.

09/17/2012

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Minn. Senate Passes Bills To Ease Shutdown Pain

The Minnesota Senate has passed bills that would keep state parks open and the State Lottery operating in future state government shutdowns.

03/22/2012

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Dayton Gives Himself ‘A’ In First Year As Governor

One year after winning a bruising election recount, and 11 months into his first term, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he is running for re-election.

12/09/2011

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Minn. High Court Tosses Shutdown Spending Lawsuit

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit from Republican state senators who argued that a district court lacked authority to order continued state spending during last summer’s government shutdown.

11/30/2011

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Lawmakers Anxious To See Economic Forecast

The state of Minnesota could be in for another budget battle when the next session gets underway.

11/30/2011

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Minn. To Consider Shutdown Claims For Road Work

A Minnesota transportation official said Friday that construction contractors won’t be blocked from claiming losses related to Minnesota’s state government shutdown, despite a last-minute insert in the state budget.

09/02/2011

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Fair Politics: Dayton Talks Jobs, Gets Heckled

It’s the first day of the Minnesota State Fair and it was hard not to walk a few feet without bumping into a politician.

08/25/2011

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Minn. Shutdown Bumps Jobless Rate To 7.2 Percent

Minnesota’s state government shutdown boosted the unemployment rate last month as the state lost a net 19,800 jobs, mostly due to the government closure.

08/18/2011

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Minnesota Sees Revenue Drop During July Shutdown

Minnesota’s 20-day state government shutdown hurt state revenue collections last month as tax auditors stayed home and lottery sales halted.

08/10/2011

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Shutdown Added To Nationwide Gov’t Job Gloom

Minnesota’s 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise.

08/05/2011

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Reality Check: The State Protecteth Itself

The Minnesota state government giveth, and the Minnesota state government taketh away. But in the case of the record 20-day shutdown last month, it also protecteth itself.

08/03/2011

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State Park Reservation Record Broken

The end of the state government shutdown may have led to the shattering of an old record, as Minnesotans flocked to make state park reservations.

07/27/2011

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Dayton To Seek Assessment Of Default On Minn.

Gov. Mark Dayton directed his budget chief Monday to assess how a possible U.S. debt default would affect Minnesota’s finances.

07/25/2011

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All But 4 Minn. State Parks Reopen After Shutdown

Minnesota state parks resume taking reservations for campsites and cabins at 8 a.m. Tuesday following the state government shutdown.

07/25/2011

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Tobacco Bonds In MN Budget Come At Hefty Price

The budget deal that ended Minnesota’s government shutdown comes with a hefty price: It relies heavily on borrowing $640 million against money from the state’s 1998 tobacco settlement, but might cost that same amount in interest — plus a substantial annual revenue loss for years to come.

07/24/2011

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Afton State Park, Canterbury Back Open After Shutdown

As the state works to slowly but surely get back to business after a three-week government shutdown, state parks — and Canterbury Park — are on their way to pre-shutdown operations.

07/21/2011

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Reality Check: Minn. Budget Bill’s State Workforce Cuts

Minnesota’s laid off state workers are back on the job after the governor and legislature reached a budget deal, but they face more cuts with the compromise to end the 20-day shutdown.

07/21/2011

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Minnesota State Employees Returning To Work

State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.

07/21/2011

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GOP Senators Aim To Prevent Future Minn. Shutdowns

A group of Republican state senators hope to prevent future Minnesota government shutdowns through a plan to continue spending even if politicians can’t agree on a budget.

07/21/2011

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Lottery Sales Resume Without A Drastic Increase

Lottery ticket sales are now back to normal after the government shutdown, but so far sales haven’t picked up dramatically.

07/21/2011

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