MN Braces For Gov't Shutdown; Talks Resume
June 30, 2011, 10:44 AM
ST. PAUL, MN -
Minnesota budget talks have resumed with a wide-ranging state government shutdown bearing down on Minnesota.
Top Republicans joined Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in a private meeting at the Capitol Thursday morning. The two sides have been negotiating daily for the past week without breaking their impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit.
Without a budget deal, most of state government will shut down at midnight, closing state parks on the brink of a holiday weekend and furloughing tens of thousands of state workers.
The shutdown wouldn't stop critical services, including the State Patrol, prisons, disaster response and federally funded health and welfare programs.
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