Having taken lumps over last summer’s government shutdown, Minnesota lawmakers are considering ways to take the sting out of any future budget standoffs.
We all know buying a new car can be stressful with all the cost and paperwork. Now, we found out some of that anxiety is stretching out for months.
A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.
State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.
Minnesota’s government shutdown pushed state tax collections below projections for the first two months of the new fiscal year, as the state’s budget office sounds a note of warning about the U.S. economic outlook.
One of the 18 Minnesota House members who got full retroactive pay after the state’s government shutdown is now planning to take a cut in a future paycheck, while two others say they already donated the money without publicizing their charity.
Eighteen Minnesota House members who declined paychecks during last month’s state government shutdown went back for the money.
Gov. Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour next week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month’s government shutdown behind him.
Minnesota’s 20-day state government shutdown hurt state revenue collections last month as tax auditors stayed home and lottery sales halted.
One of the three major credit rating agencies took a gloomier outlook on Minnesota’s financial future on Monday, citing “political intractability” and the lack of a permanent fix to persistent deficits after a 20-day government shutdown.
State campground reservations are now open for business in Minnesota.
This is Day 17 of the state government shutdown and despite a weekend of negotiations, there is still uncertainty about when it will end. What is known is that the special session will not start on Monday.
There won’t be a special session of the Minnesota Legislature on Monday but officials say work is continuing to end the state’s government shutdown.
Minnesota may soon have an end to its government shutdown, but re-starting the machinery of the state will probably take a few days.
Because of Minnesota’s government shutdown, an Arizona man will never know if his monster muskie broke a state record from 1957.
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