MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From Minnesota’s small business day to the possible government shutdown to the reason college grads are so unhappy, here’s a look at the four stories to know about for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.
Congress Expected To Pass Funding Bill
All eyes are on lawmakers in the House Of Representatives Wednesday.
Lawmakers are poised to pass a government funding bill Wednesday without the provision to defund Planned Parenthood.
Passing the bill would avert a government shutdown, but it would likely only delay a shutdown until December.
House and Senate leaders plan to meet soon with President Obama to try to reach some kind of agreement on future spending levels to try to prevent this from happening again.
Vatican officials have yet to confirm a meeting between Kim Davis and Pope Francis during his recent visit to the U.S.
Davis’ attorney said the two met briefly last week in Washington and that the Pope told her to stay strong.
The Kentucky clerk spent several days in jail earlier this month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
It’s Small Business Day In Minnesota
Make a little time Wednesday to get out and shop local!
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed September 30 “Small Business Day” in Minnesota.
It coincides with a new, locally produced documentary called “The Small Business Revolution.”
The documentary shares the stories of 100 small businesses here in Minnesota and across the country. It debuts Wednesday night at Aria in Minneapolis.
Students pay a hefty price to go to college and many don’t believe they are getting their money’s worth.
According to the Gallup-Purdue research project, half of the alumni of the nation’s private and public colleges and universities don’t think they got their money’s worth.
Newer graduates, those that graduated between the years 2006 and 2015, were even less satisfied.
Only about 40 percent thought the price was worth their higher education.