Minnesota Public Radio coverage of the Minnesota budget negotiations.
Budget compromise reached; ends 15-day shutdown Although DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders have agreed on a budget framework to end a 15-day-old state government shutdown, neither side is celebrating the deal that relies heavily on one-time money and pushes a big part of the budget problem into the future.July 15, 2011
Minnesota's shutdown nears an end Minnesotans have watched politics and partisanship in action during the two-week long state government shutdown.
Will the next few days provide a road map to how the state will be governed?Midmorning, July 15, 2011
How schools will be affected by aid payment shift The budget agreement reached Thursday makes some fundamental changes in the way the state funds public schools. Gov. Mark Dayton had already proposed delaying 30 percent of school payments as part of the budget he presented in February. Here's more information on how that shift will affect school districts.July 14, 2011
What are tobacco bonds? Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to end the state shutdown and reach a new two-year budget deal includes $700 million in revenue from the sale of "tobacco bonds." That's left many people wondering what the bonds are and how the proposal would work.July 14, 2011
Dayton, GOP leaders announce budget agreement Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders have announced a deal on a budget "framework agreement" to end the Minnesota state government shutdown. The agreement was reached after about three hours of talks among the parties this afternoon.July 14, 2011
No free pass during shutdown; anglers must be licensed There is no free pass for anglers who thought they could fish through the government shutdown without a fishing license, said Tom Landwehr, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.July 13, 2011