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11 Jul ‘11

The Longest Shutdown

2011-07-11T16:08:22-05:00July 11th, 2011|Categories: Shutdown, State Budget|

Minnesota has now achieved the dubious record of the longest state shutdown in recent United States history.  The Governor and GOP legislative leaders continue to trade comments on how it could be resolved but the two sides do not appear to have moved closer.  Here’s a recap of today’s statements . . .

29 Jun ‘11

District Court Orders LGA Payments in Event of Shutdown

2011-06-29T14:50:55-05:00June 29th, 2011|Categories: LGA, Shutdown|

This morning, Ramsey County District Court Judge Kathleen Gearin issued an order declaring that Local Government Aid must be paid regardless of a government shutdown. Judge Gearin's order on LGA was included in a broader court order directing what government functions should be funded in the event of a government . . .