Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis

The state has told MillerCoors it needs to pull its products from stores, bars and restaurants statewide because of a licensing problem caused by the shutdown. (07/13/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton hits the road again today to talk about the budget impasse and a state government shutdown that is now entering its 13th day. (07/13/2011)
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? (Midmorning, 07/13/2011)
Minnesota's tourism industry is projected to lose millions of dollars for every week that state government remains shut down. But gauging the impact on tourism-related businesses depends on whom you ask. (07/12/2011)
Leaders of several religious faiths gathered outside the State Capitol Tuesday to call for an end to the government shutdown, and to endorse a budget solution that includes new tax revenue. (07/12/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton said he feels emboldened about his stand on the state budget after a Tuesday morning forum in St. Cloud, in which state residents and workers urged the governor and Republican leaders to compromise. (07/12/2011)
About 300 bars, restaurants and liquor stores around Minnesota are unable to buy alcohol right now because of the government shutdown. A court appointed referee overseeing the shutdown will take up their case today. (07/12/2011)
A newspaper notes with satisfaction that Iowa has avoided the problems now afflicting its neighbor to the north. (07/12/2011)
After spending much of the last week away from public view, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he will be taking his case to the public. (07/12/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Health has called back to work a small number of employees in one of its disease units. The workers had been furloughed during the state government shutdown. (07/11/2011)
Services to inmates are being curtailed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, prompted by the state government shutdown. (07/11/2011)
A Minnesota judge has ruled that a program helping severely disabled people find jobs doesn't qualify for funding during the state's government shutdown. (07/11/2011)
The finance commissioners under GOP Gov. Arne Carlson and DFL Gov. Rudy Perpich answer questions about the wide range of government spending and tax options available to Gov. Dayton and the legislature. What are the biggest items, and how controversial are they? (Midday, 07/11/2011)
For many residents in north Minneapolis, the loss of state services comes on top of weeks of hardship, as the neighborhood struggles to recover from the May 22nd tornado. (07/11/2011)
Twenty-two thousand state employees are out of work because of the government shutdown, but communication staffers for Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders from both parties are still on the job. (07/11/2011)

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