Day 11: Government Shutdown Now Longest In Decade

Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 8:08 am

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.


  1. Unbelievable 07/13/11 at 9:13am

    Sign it Dayton! You being a baby is costing the state and it’s taxpayers millions!

  2. PineCountyResident 07/14/11 at 11:33am

    Are you kidding me? Dayton is sticking up for the middle/lower class people and saying enough is enough with the rich getting away with everything. The republicans are the ones holding up the process!!

    Another interesting thing is you should research who you voted into office is accepting pay while THOUSANDS of Minnesotans are going without during the Gov’t Shut Down. Lourey is not accepting pay, which I applaud him for that stand!! Hilty is however, maybe it’s time he gets voted out and someone with morals can take his place.

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