Minnesota Government Avoids Shutdown

The Minnesota government avoids a shutdown.

Despite some misgivings, Governor Mark Dayton says he will sign the final three budget bills approved by Minnesota lawmakers during a special session.

Dayton said he will sign the agriculture and environment bill, even though he calls it “still a bad bill” and many DFL lawmakers opposed it.

In a statement, House Speaker Kurt Daudt says the House GOP’s goal was to bring `government spending more in line with family budgets.’

Minnesota lawmakers passed the final pieces of the state’s budget early this morning.