Kent Mechels spent the last three Christmases away from his family plowing snow off Minnesota roads so people could drive safely. It was a hardship he accepted as part of the job, he said.
Instead of sending Minnesota’s elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation’s only state government shutdown has deepened the political paralysis that led them to their budget standoff. Top Democrats and Republicans have given no sign when they will talk again about how to resolve the stalemate.
Another step backwards for Minnesota lawmakers trying to negotiate a budget deal to end the government shutdown, now in it’s sixth day.
As the state government shutdown continues, many of the ripple effects are being felt. One of the key concerns is the lack of health inspectors to give the green light to things like — state fair food booths.
On this Holiday weekend, many families are feeling the mounting pressure of the state government shutdown.
Before the shutdown became official on July 1, a Minnesota judge issued a bare-bones list of services that must be maintained when the state government shuts down.
A government shutdown could disrupt the July Fourth holiday for those planning to use Minnesota’s 66 state parks and six recreation areas.
Part of a state shutdown that has thousands of families worried: Nursing home workers could be declared “non-essential,” and state payments could stop. Furthermore, if there’s an extend shutdown, some nursing homes could close.
A potential Minnesota government shutdown took an ominous step forward Friday, with layoff notices going out to thousands of state employees and an immediate hiring freeze.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will send layoff notices to 6,000 employees Friday if it can’t work out a deal to get access to its money during a looming state government shutdown, said Laura King, the system’s chief financial officer.
Likely GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says government discourages the American spirit when it gets involved in business and commerce.
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The clock is ticking and congress has until Friday to pass a budget authorization bill, or the federal government will have to shut down. So, what happens if the government shuts down, and what’s the cost?
A trillion here, a trillion there….WHO’S COUNTING? You should!
Legislation ordering a 15 percent cut in Minnesota government work force costs is getting an airing in a state House committee.
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