Minnesota shutdown nearer to an end
Governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton speaks to Policy Fellows at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on July 14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
July 19th, 2011
02:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Minnesota shutdown nearer to an end

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - It's almost over.

Minnesota lawmakers will take up the state budget Tuesday afternoon, the latest step in ending the nation's longest government shutdown in recent years.

Lawmakers will vote on 12 bills that were drawn up in accordance with the budget deal that Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders reached last Thursday.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS/Domestic Terrorists/Taliban/Al Queda/TRAITORS

    Look at the shape you left Minnesota in Pawlenty. And you wonder why you're doing so bad in the polls.

    July 19, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "It's almost over."

    Oh goody. I suppose that means all's forgiven and we can all go back to ignoring how it was caused, pretending that Pawlenty had nothing to do with it and living in the world of make-believe where he's a legitimate candidate for POTUS. What's that? we never left because the "news" media needs to prop up as many GOP candidates as possible to generate sensationalized "news" 24 hours per day? Oh yeah...I forgot.

    July 19, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Curious how they couldn't find common ground until someone realized that the entire state was about to run out of most brands of beer and cigarrettes.

    July 19, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. Democrat Class Warfare & Race Baiting - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Why did the Democrat governor shut down the state? Did he run it out of money?

    July 19, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |