BY Linden Gawboy | St. Paul, MN | 7/20/11
The Minnesota government shutdown ended July 20 at 9:00 a.m., after Governor Mark Dayton signed a slew of budget bills - the biggest ones passed in the wee hours of that same morning. Many say that Gov. Dayton compromised too much and too soon, leaving poor and working people paying the price for the $5.2 billion budget deficit.
BY Brad Sigal | Saint Paul, MN | 7/20/11
Amidst the flurry of budget cuts hastily pushed through on July 19 and signed on July 20 on the 20th day of the state government shutdown, immigrant rights activists claimed one victory and one defeat amidst the chaos.
BY Staff | Saint Paul, MN | 7/17/11
Service Employee International Union (SEIU), Healthcare Minnesota and SEIU Minnesota State Council President Julie Schnell condemned the budget compromise reached July 14 by Governor Dayton and GOP legislative leaders.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 7/14/11
The framework agreement reached by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Republican politicians is a victory for big corporations and Minnesota’s wealthy. For the rest of us, it is a setback.
BY Staff | Saint Paul, MN | 7/14/11
On July 13, members of the Welfare Rights Committee rolled out a huge banner on the steps of the Minnesota state capitol building.
BY Mick Kelly | Saint Paul, MN | 6/30/11
Members and supporters of the Welfare Rights Committee gathered on the steps of the state capitol building here, June 30, unfurling a huge banner reading “Tax the rich! No cuts to poor and working people.”
BY Deb Konechne | Saint Paul, MN | 5/22/11
As the legislative session nears its final day, Republicans continue to push the state toward a government shutdown. For working and poor, disabled and elderly Minnesotans, a government shutdown would by far be a better outcome than the deadly cuts that Republicans are trying to force down our throats.