A frustrated Gov. Mark Dayton faces cameras and reporters Wednesday after top Republicans rejected his latest budget offer. He said the Republicans left his office saying they would consider the offer, only to reject it in front of reproters moments later. Forum Communications Co. photo by Don Davis
Lawmakers pessimistic about quick shutdown end
ST. PAUL -- Count many Minnesota legislators among those who expect a long government shutdown.
"My gut tells me that if this goes two weeks, it will go until January," Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker said.
Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, added that a quick end to the shutdown is not likely. "I'm not real optimistic at the moment. I'm always hopeful, but my optimism is fading."
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