Report Out Today Will Reveal Costs Of Minnesota Government Shutdown

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 6:59 am

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is set to reveal how much last summer’s 20-day government cost, and saved, the state of Minnesota.

The state’s Department of Minnesota Management and Budget is releasing a report Tuesday which will detail the costs and savings from the July shutdown.

Of course, the shutdown occurred when Democrat Governor Dayton and GOP legislative majorities failed to agree on the best way to close a $5 billion budget shortfall.

The shutdown put 22,000 state employees temporarily out of work, delayed road construction project, shut down state parks and the lottery and cut off the flow of alcohol to some bars.

The report is expected to lay out the amount of money saved from withheld paychecks versus revenues lost in other areas.

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