Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis



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)
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)

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