ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering the state Capitol and State Office Building to reopen to the public in advance of a special session to end the state’s government shutdown.
Dayton’s order calls for the buildings to reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Dayton’s office says the governor ordered the doors opened to “allow public access and transparency as the Legislature prepares to reconvene to pass a budget.”READ MORE: Ludacris Heading To Mystic Lake Casino In September
Dayton has yet to call the special session as he and lawmakers continue haggling over the details of budget bills after reaching an overall agreement last week.READ MORE: Minneapolis North H.S. Principal Will Now Finish School Year
Public access to the Capitol has been a casualty of the shutdown, with the building closed to all but employees and credentialed media. That has led to complaints from advocates who say the legislative process shouldn’t be done in secret.MORE NEWS: Jif Peanut Butter Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns (CBS News)
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