The political dynamics of a shutdownby Tim Pugmire, Minnesota Public Radio,
Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The state park closure is just one result of the failure of the governor and legislative leaders to reach a compromise. A court order is keeping money flowing to services deemed essential.
Prisons, schools, city governments, the state patrol and medical assistance for the poor are still running. But this shutdown is much more extensive than the partial shutdown the state saw in 2005. Reporter Tim Pugmire was up late last night as budget talks broke down.
- Morning Edition, 07/01/2011, 4:00 a.m.
Tim Pugmire covers politics and state government for MPR News.