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.
The Minnesota Vikings are ready to move forward with a stadium plan when lawmakers return for a special session to end the state government shutdown.
The budget compromise reached Thursday means 22,000 state workers will have a paycheck again, lottery tickets will soon be printed, horse jockeys will be busy and beer will be on the shelves.
While many of Minnesota’s more than 22,000 laid-off workers are excited to hear they could soon be returning to work, not all of them are happy about the way they would return to work.