Posted at 5:03 AM on July 20, 2011
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Gov. Dayton is expected today to sign the 12 budget and spending bills that will end the state government shutdown. Dayton called a special session at 3pm Tuesday and lawmakers passed all of the bills in 13 hours.
Here's an FAQ on when state employees will return to work.
It could also take several weeks before services are operating at the level prior to the shutdown.
None of the bills were in doubt, except for the higher education budget bill in the Senate. The chair of the committee wasn't happy that a provision that banned human cloning wasn't included in the bill.
The bill cuts higher education funding by 10 percent.
Here's a look at the bonding bill.
The LGA payment will be a week late.
Gov. Dayton says he's not sure about calling a special session for the Vikings.
The House passed the GOP debt measure. President Obama praised a compromise plan being discussed in the Senate.
A House panel will hold hearings on Al Shabab recruiting. DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is mentioned.
Race for President
A reporter is accosted by Bachmann's security guards.
Bachmann reacts to the story on her migraines.
AP says the Iowa Straw poll means more to some than others. Tim Pawlenty is mentioned.