State budget shutdown funding hearing ends, judge lectures state leaders
Update 4:30 p.m.
ST. PAUL -- A judge left no doubt today that if she allows the state to spend money without a budget, the authority will be limited and only granted because she has no other choice.
Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin of Ramsey County also took time to lecture the governor and lawmakers to complete a budget before a potential government shutdown on July 1 because "we are in a horrible, horrible dilemma."
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