Posted at 6:05 AM on July 20, 2011
by Jon Gordon
from MPR News reporter Tom Scheck:
The state budget and the end of the 20-day state government shutdown are now in Governor Dayton's hands. After working through the night and early into the morning, the Minnesota House and Senate passed twelve budget and spending bills. The marathon special session started at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The Minnesota Legislature finally passed a budget that Governor Dayton could sign. It took six and a half months from the start of session, the longest government shutdown in the state's history and a budget deal that no one is embracing.