Dayton asks for child care, domestic violence services to continue

Posted at 10:09 AM on July 5, 2011 by Catharine Richert (0 Comments)

In a submission filed late Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton asked Special Master Kathleen Blatz to allow additional services to continue during a government shutdown.

According to a press release from Dayton's office, those services include:

*Special education aid.

*Chemical dependency and mental health services.

*HIV case management and counseling services.

*Services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.

*Child care assistance.

*Services for the homeless, the disabled, and other vulnerable Minnesotans.

The press release adds that Dayton will continue to assess whether additional services need to be restored.

"Because of the strict language of the Minnesota Constitution, there are severe limits on what state government can do without legislative appropriations," said Dayton. "Chief Judge Gearin's Order confirms those limits. We will continue to do the very best we can within the Court's Order to protect the lives, health, and safety of all Minnesotans."

Update: here's Dayton's submission.



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