Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the tentative deal ending the government shutdown in Minnesota. (07/15/2011)
Here's a look at the key items in the June 30 proposal that forms the basis of Thursday's initial agreement to end the shutdown and close a $1.4 million gap between parties' budget proposals. (07/15/2011)
State employees should be able to return to their jobs within days, but they are concerned about what the budget agreement means for them. (07/15/2011)
Businesses owners affected by the state government shutdown are relieved that a budget deal could be within sight. (07/15/2011)
With Minnesota's government impasse close to over, Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders are tasked with writing budget bills and passing them in a special legislative session. (07/15/2011)
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. (07/15/2011)
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, 07/15/2011)
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. (07/14/2011)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders say they've reached a budget compromise to end the state government shutdown. (07/14/2011)
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. (07/14/2011)
Word of a potential breakthrough in Minnesota's budget stalemate is reviving hopes for backers of a Minnesota Vikings football stadium deal. (07/14/2011)
Dayton's missing an opportunity to carve out a long-term solution. (07/14/2011)
A special Midday discussion on the latest proposal from Gov. Mark Dayton to end the budget stalemate with Republican legislative leaders. (Midday, 07/14/2011)
While GOP leaders are resisting the governor's calls for new revenue, several rank and file members are starting to say more money is needed to end the government shutdown that is now in it's 14th day. (07/14/2011)
There certainly are a lot of clear losers because of the shutdown of Minnesota state government. But are there any winners? (07/14/2011)

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