Posted at 4:25 PM on July 14, 2011
by Paul Tosto
In the week before the shutdown, my MPR colleagues Curtis Gilbert and Molly Bloom produced a great, short video on the origins of the state budget mess. I can't say enough good things about it.
As we wait to see if Republican leaders and Gov'. Mark Dayton this afternoon reach accord on a budget agreement to end the shutdown, I wanted to make sure readers got another shot at the video.
In two minutes, 53 seconds you'll be smarter about the budget and the challenges we all face.
Mouse over the box below, click the play button and check it out.
I can't watch/listen to the video because your Flash player has controls which are inaccessible to those persons who are blind and use screen reading software. You guys usually do better.
This is really good! A great followup would be an examination of why the costs for HHR are going up. I don't think there is widespread understanding of what is going on there and without it there isn't much hope of finding a real solution.