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The original “Cone of Silence”

In numerous availabilities to the press, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have referred to the "cone of silence"—their agreement to keep the terms and details of budget discussions private. It seems that term entered popular culture via "Get Smart," and it's not exactly the model for productive dialogue

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Dayton files shutdown recommendations, asks for mediator

Gov. Mark Dayton issued a response this morning to yesterday's petition from the Attorney General's office regarding what state agencies and services would remain active during a shutdown. With "a heavy heart," Dayton submitted his recommendations for which services would be shuttered in case of a shutdown, and asked the courts to order a mediator to help resolve the budget impasse.

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