Shutdown Looms in Minnesota, Lawmakers Still Distant From Dayton
Just about a month before Minnesota faces a government shutdown. Legislative-controlling republicans and democratic governor Mark Dayton are still way apart on budget deals. Preston republican state rep Greg Davids says it would be unfortunate if the governor vetoes his party's bills that considerably more austere than Dayton's but still call for a eight to nine percent overall spending increase. If the Republicans and the governor can’t agree on a budget by May 23rd, state government will shut down.