Minnesota Governor,lawmakers meet amid government shutdown

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers say they'll meet again as they try to settle a dispute over taxes and spending that's led to a state government shutdown.

The Democratic governor and GOP legislative leaders plan to meet Wednesday afternoon.

They met for about an hour Tuesday for the first time since the government closed last Friday.

Meanwhile, the possibility of a long shutdown is raising the stakes for people and groups that rely on state money.

A judge previously ordered that services needed to ensure public health and safety should continue, but specific requests are being weighed by former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen
Blatz.

She heard pleas Tuesday from several groups, including police officers, prosecutors, and advocates for the homeless and victims of sexual assault.


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