Minnesota government shutdown costly to state and businesses
A sign posted at the entrance to Afton State Park in Hastings, Minnesota on July 1, 2011 says the park is closed as part of the broadest shutdown of state services in its history.
July 7th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Minnesota government shutdown costly to state and businesses

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - There won't be any happy hours at The Independent in Minneapolis during the government shutdown.

The restaurant's liquor license expired just as a budget impasse in Minnesota put most state operations on hold. So both the state licensing bureau and the eatery had to shut their doors Friday.

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  1. John

    Keep voting for Republican and they will have all of American shut down. and than sell it to china, That where the Republican have send all are Jobs and gave the Business tax cut for do It.

    July 7, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  2. Had ENOUGH CHANGE yet???

    Democrats insistance on maintaining spending levels and raising taxes during tough times is a formula for disaster. The average person cuts back when times get tough. Why do they think tax payers have extra money laying around to pay higher taxes?

    July 7, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Happy with yourselves, MN GOP? Your efforts at ideological purity have real-life consequences, but I'm sure you just think this is peachy. I just hope your house does not catch fire or gets broken into. A tax increase on millionaires is more offensive to you than destroying small businesses.

    July 7, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Of course, it is costly. But hey, blame it on the Democratic governer. Right? Wrong. Blame it on the previous governer, a Republican named Pawlenty, who cut revenues and balanced his budget with Stimulus money, and funds earmared for health care and education.

    July 7, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Had ENOUGH CHANGE yet??? wrote:
    Democrats insistance on maintaining spending levels and raising taxes during tough times is a formula for disaster. The average person cuts back when times get tough. Why do they think tax payers have extra money laying around to pay higher taxes?
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    The average person doesn't go ask his boss for a pay cut when times get tough, which is exactly what Pawlenty did during his last two years. Democrats insisted the Pawlenty repair the crumbling infrastructure around the state. Most would consider that to be money well spent.

    July 7, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. diridi

    What do you expect out of outdated GOP thugs??????This is exactly you expect.....Florida, Ohio, Iowa, wake up, vote these congressional GOP thugs, drive these devils out of offices. o.k, Messed this nation like crazy idiots....o.k,

    July 7, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  7. Greg in Arkansas

    Things can get mighty ugly when Ideology meets Reality......be mindful of your wishes for they may be granted.

    July 7, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |