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Mon Apr 1, 2019, 12:06 PM

Does the 2019 legislative session have the makings of a state government shutdown?

Are the governor and the Minnesota Legislature heading for a special session or, worse yet, a government shutdown?

No one on the inside of state government likes those terms, recognizing that voters donít look favorably on dysfunction, especially perhaps in a state that fancies itself better than most.

Yet with the 2019 session entering its critical final six working weeks, itís hard to see how it will all end, not only when it comes to the one must-do of the session ó passing a two-year state budget ó but on other front-page issues such as health care funding, transportation improvements and gun safety.

Deals almost always come together. That is what the governor and legislative leaders are relying on. Yet the way they talk about their disagreements goes well beyond the acerbic rhetoric that has become the political norm.-

Read more: https://www.minnpost.com/state-government/2019/04/does-the-2019-legislative-session-have-the-makings-of-a-state-government-shutdown/

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