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38,000 state employees get layoff notices as budget work continues

 

GLEN STUBBE • STAR TRIBUNE

State leaders say layoff notices are merely a formality as they continue work behind the scenes to finalize the next two-year budget.

Layoff notices went out to more than 38,000 state employees over the holiday weekend as Minnesota officials prepare for the possibility of a government shutdown.

Gov. Tim Walz and leaders in Minnesota's divided Legislature say the notices are hopefully just a formality as they continue work behind the scenes to finalize the state's $52 billion two-year budget. Yet a handful of major sticking points remain unresolved and work has progressed more slowly than anticipated since the regular session ended May 17.

Lawmakers are constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget before July 1 or state services begin to shut down.

https://www.startribune.com/38-000-state-employees-get-layoff-notices-as-budget-work-continues/600063804/

 

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