Today’s $34 Billion (or More) Question: Deal Or No Deal?

Minnesota legislative leaders bought themselves some budget negotiating time today by summoning their members to the Capitol.

‘Shutdown Is Going To Be Difficult’

Many Minnesotans would feel a state government shutdown, even though a judge is allowing more than a third of state employees to stay on the job.

Shutdown Inches Closer With No Wednesday Deal

A Minnesota government shutdown became more likely Wednesday with each tick of the clock.

Update: Shutdown Chances Increase As Budget Talks Pause, Resume

A Minnesota government shutdown became more likely Wednesday with each tick of the clock.

Update: Judge Emphasizes Public Safety, Health During Shutdown

State troopers and prison guards will remain on duty, and most state-funded health-care programs will continue during a state shutdown, but parks and most state child-care programs would close.