"I’m not entirely happy with this budget," Dayton said after signing the budget bills at the Capitol this morning. "But it’s the best option that is available."
Not issuing cards may be harmful to business, a judge ruled, it is not critical enough to override concerns about the judicial branch making budget decisions.
An order issued Friday means logging operations that had been allowed to continue under a separate ruling will once again stop.
Without state inspectors on the job, racing had come to a halt, jeopardizing thousands of jobs and the businesses at both Canterbury and Running Aces.
Prison inmates are feeling the affects of the government shutdown. Visitations have been suspended until further notice and group religious services eliminated, according to a July 7 memo sent to the state's roughly 9,500 inmates.
We are divided and faltering in Minnesota and the United States, staggering through a state government shutdown over a legislative refusal to raise more revenue, and teetering on the brink of a disastrous and unprecedented default on our national debt for essentially the same reason.
The decision is a reversal of Gearin's original ruling June 29 which stopped the child care grant payments, saying they were not a "critical, core."
The two Republican chairmen of the Legislature's Transportation committees will be in Ramsey County court this morning to make the case that $100 million of transportation projects should restart.
Rest stops will stay closed, despite objections from the state's truckers, as part of a series of orders released Monday.
The judge who laid the groundwork for the current shutdown will hear four cases arguing for more approved spending and a wider range of services.