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Dayton To Meet With Republican Leaders Again This Afternoon, Shutdown Looms

Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders will meet for more budget talks this afternoon. Remember, we’ve only four days left to prevent a government shutdown.

Dayton and Republicans are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Monday at the Capitol. This comes just a day after two and a half days of talks ended abruptly with no word of where things stood.

All sides have been very reserved in commenting on any progress toward a budget deal that would avert a shutdown starting Friday.

Prior to meeting Dayton, Republican leaders planned a news conference at the Stillwater Lift Bridge which could face closure in a shutdown.

A Ramsey County judge is expected to rule this week on how a shutdown would be handled. She is weighing who has the legal authority to continue state services.

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