Dayton says GOP-endorsed plan could eliminate too many vital programs
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants a court to keep more than a third of Minnesota state employees on the job even if state government shuts down July 1.
While he said that it was with a "heavy heart" that he asked a court to allow some spending even without a state budget, the Democratic governor added that a shutdown is preferable to a Republican-passed state budget.
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