Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis

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)
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. (07/14/2011)
Parents and child care providers are expressing relief at a judge's ruling Wednesday to restore funding for child care assistance programs in Minnesota. (07/13/2011)
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. (07/13/2011)
In a now 13-day old state government shutdown, Gov. Mark Dayton spent Wednesday in Rochester and Albert Lea talking to Minnesotans about the budget impasse. (07/13/2011)
A judge said some services could continue under the shutdown, but many people who provide critical mental health services were laid off on July 1. (07/13/2011)

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