MN Leaders Slog To Finish Budget, End Shutdown
July 18, 2011, 11:27 AM
ST. PAUL, MN -
A special session to end Minnesota's state government shutdown is still expected this week as Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton continue slogging away at a two-year budget.
Dayton isn't expected to call a special session until he and legislative leaders agree on the fine points of nine budget bills and a package of construction projects.
Spokeswoman Katie Tinucci says Dayton hopes to wrap up that process as soon as possible, after it became clear Sunday the bills wouldn't be ready for a Monday special session.
Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers says not all the work was finished Monday morning but he expects to end the shutdown this week.
Both Zellers and a spokesman for GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch say they have enough Republican votes to pass the bills.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
8/18/2014 11:35 AM
Sioux Falls Police have ticketed a 26-year-old driver for her involvement in a deadly bicycle crash last month.
8/13/2014 6:00 PM
We are learning more disturbing details about the former Walworth County State's Attorney, who's charged with raping three young children.
8/19/2014 11:13 AM
A Sioux Falls day care provider faces charges after a child in her care was hospitalized.
8/17/2014 11:30 AM
Authorities say a 23-year-old Illinois man who was reported missing in early August was found dead in the Black Hills National Forest.
8/14/2014 1:25 PM
Susan Schneider, wife of Robin Williams, says the late actor was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, along with battling depression and an...