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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost two years removed from a Minnesota government shutdown, lawmakers are closer to heading off future service interruptions.
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.
The Minnesota Senate has passed bills that would keep state parks open and the State Lottery operating in future state government shutdowns.
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.
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.
The state of Minnesota could be in for another budget battle when the next session gets underway.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota’s 20-day state government shutdown hurt state revenue collections last month as tax auditors stayed home and lottery sales halted.
Minnesota’s 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise.
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.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton directed his budget chief Monday to assess how a possible U.S. debt default would affect Minnesota’s finances.
Minnesota state parks resume taking reservations for campsites and cabins at 8 a.m. Tuesday following the state government shutdown.
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.
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.
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.
State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.
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.
Lottery ticket sales are now back to normal after the government shutdown, but so far sales haven’t picked up dramatically.