Gov. Mark Dayton says the Republican-written budget plan he vetoed would have eliminated 11,000 state jobs.
State leaders are going beyond dusting off old reports and actually are making plans just in case there is no new budget when money runs out July 1.
Political sparring around the Minnesota Capitol intensified Wednesday, two days after the Legislature adjourned, as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed bills close to Republican hearts.
Minnesota state commissioners received marching orders this morning to prepare for a state government shutdown on July 1.
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed what he called a â€œmean-spirited, divisive, unMinnesotanâ€ proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, but his action will not stop the public from voting on it next year.