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Minnesota legislators press toward budget deals with one day left to avoid partial government shutdown

Shutdown looms as lawmakers enter final day; police reform remains sticking point


Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

Senator Foung Hawj in the Senate chambers debating the Public Safety & Judiciary bill, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Minnesota legislators made their last stand Tuesday on a budget bill that has been at the center of a cultural clash over policing, as the threat of a partial government shutdown shadowed their work.

The Legislature has one day left to finish the state budget for the next two years. If lawmakers don't wrap up spending plans by Wednesday night, some government operations will come to a halt July 1.

They have already passed bills to fund many areas of state government, including health and human services programs and state parks, warding off shutdown fears for those areas.


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