Day 11: Government Shutdown Now Longest In Decade
It’s been 11 days since the government shutdown in the state of Minnesota began. At this point, the shutdown is the the nation’s longest state government shutdown in a decade.
No immediate end to the shutdown is in sight as no meetings have been scheduled between Governor Dayton and state lawmakers to try and fix the state’s $5 billion budget deficit.
Some state lawmakers made appearances on media outlets over the weekend, but the battle lines continue to be drawn over the issues of taxes and spending. Governor Dayton would need to call a special session to sign any bills into law, but has said he won’t call a special session unless he’s agreed with republicans in principle on a complete budget.