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State asks courts to allow some spending in shutdown

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's attorney general today asked courts to allow some state operations to continue if there is a government shutdown on July 1.

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Attorney General Lori Swanson filed paperwork in Ramsey County District Court seeking permission to fund programs that affect "the life, health, safety and liberty" of Minnesotans even if there is no state budget.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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