Sunday, July 03, 2011

Minnesota Shuts Down

This is only the beginning.
Minnesota’s governor and Republican legislators failed to reach an agreement on the state budget, forcing a broad government shutdown Friday, while lawmakers across the nation wrapped up last-minute wrangling in order to meet state budget deadlines.

Minnesota's state government began a broad shutdown on Friday going into the July 4th holiday, after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to reach a budget deal.

Parts of the government had already begun to shut down on Thursday ahead of the midnight budget deadline, including some websites and dozens of highway rest stops on one of the biggest travel days of the year.

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