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House DFLers mark shutdown anniversary by blaming Republicans

On the anniversary of the start of last year's 20-day government shutdown and at the start of a critical legislative campaign season, D FL House Minority Leader Paul Thissen took the podium to blame the Republican majorities for the historic shuttering of state government and ask Minnesotans to avoid a “shutdown sequel" by electing DFL majorities.

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Shutdown: The end is near

The agreed-upon "framework" is based on an approximately $35.5 billion spending offer GOP leaders presented to Dayton on the eve of the shutdown, which the governor re-presented to them — with added conditions — on Thursday. But there remain many questions about the particulars of the agreement.

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Shutdown heads back to Gearin’s court

The two judges settling disputes over what is and isn't essential during the government shutdown agree: Despite legitimate concerns from the Minnesota Trucking Association, the state's rest stops will remain closed until a budget is passed.

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Gearin OKs limited state funding, appoints special master

Retired Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Blatz will serve as special master to handle any disputes over what is and isn't considered an essential service. The ruling largely sides with Dayton's definition of what should be seen as an essential core service, but notably went further in approving payments to local governments and school districts.

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