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.
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.
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.
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.
At day 13, Minnesota's government shutdown is now the longest in the United States since 2002. How is the stalemate perceived nationwide by leading economists with opposing views on fiscal issues?